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By:
strontium
When: 15 Mar 22 19:24
Rain forecast for much of tomorrow.
By:
parispike
When: 15 Mar 22 19:27
Ty but I am asking about watering.
By:
PJay
When: 15 Mar 22 19:33
Last I heard was they'll monitor it and may water the old course
By:
ImSoLuckyLucky!
When: 15 Mar 22 19:34
Typical the day i go
rain from 9 and heavy rain from 2.00 for 2 hours
Sad
By:
geoff m
When: 15 Mar 22 22:02
Yep >Clerk confirmed watering tonight
By:
ImSoLuckyLucky!
When: 15 Mar 22 22:08
April 1st?

Shocked
By:
Mr Myxlplyx
When: 16 Mar 22 00:05
Whingeing beggar - hope he doesnt get too near the track if he is greetin'. Place would be flooded.

Trainer Gordon Elliott went without a winner on Tuesday and reported that Floueur, beaten favourite for the Ultima Handicap Chase, and Teahupoo, last in the Champion Hurdle, would have preferred slower ground, while Mighty Potter, who was pulled up in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, was “out of his comfort zone.”

Speaking after Queens Brook finished second in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle, Elliott added: “She’s run a very good race. Jack [Kennedy, rider] said softer ground would’ve suited her better, but the winner’s won well. No excuses.

“The ground could’ve been a bit better for a few of them but it’s no real excuse and there’s nothing we can do about it.”
By:
ashleigh
When: 16 Mar 22 08:51
average of 5mm of water put on selected areas, going good, good to soft in places, risk of between 1-8mm of rain today.
By:
know all
When: 16 Mar 22 09:27
a really good horse can win on most grounds
By:
harry callaghan
When: 16 Mar 22 10:40
Clerk has produced lovely ground no need to water it, shame as much better than the normal over watered dead ground we are used to with the previous clerk
By:
Life-Lucky
When: 16 Mar 22 11:01
40 miles south of Cheltenham. Bristol. Persistently raining, forecast says its in for most of the day.
By:
Mr Myxlplyx
When: 16 Mar 22 12:10
Clerk of he Course made an ar5e of it with not enough watering on Monday.
Got ground marginally too quick and then sh4t his pants and has watered ahead of todays deluge.
Will look like a c4wk if it gets to heavy.
By:
sageform
When: 16 Mar 22 12:16
BBC showing rain for most of the day at Cheltenham. Certainly heavy and continuous rain here in Somerset.
By:
sageform
When: 16 Mar 22 12:18
Don't agree that he should have watered before Monday. Why not have at least one day on good ground to find out which horses can really go fast instead of endless slogs in the mud? Just hope we are not on heavy this afternoon and tomorrow.
By:
the dealer
When: 16 Mar 22 12:24
Who would be a clerk of the course, damned if he does damned if he doesn't.

We've not even had a race and the doom and gloom brigade are out.

There is so much negativety on here, it puts you off logging in.
By:
ashleigh
When: 16 Mar 22 12:35
he did not water on monday, only did the once last friday.
By:
Tiger Tiger
When: 16 Mar 22 13:09
Overnight:

Watering In Progress - Selective watering to maintain. Average of 5mm applied from the 2m start to the winning post and down the Old Course Hill.

The promised update at 10.30 has not materialised on the Jockey Club website.
By:
elise
When: 16 Mar 22 13:11
re rain they'd had 1.5mm to 11.30am
By:
Tiger Tiger
When: 16 Mar 22 13:12
Maybe because they are a little embarrassed as its now raining?


Top story: rain starting to fall at Cheltenham
Rain was forecast to fall on Wednesday and it started before 11am.

Clerk of the course Jon Pullin was in the tricky position on Tuesday night of being faced with drying ground and forecasts that predicted varying degrees of rain, so he watered and described day-two conditions as good, good to soft in places.

"The rain is not heavy, yet still enough for racegoers to flood through the gates with umbrellas positioned before taking shelter inside. The rain is forecast to stay through racing and will lighten up as we head towards the last at 5.30pm.
By:
geoff m
When: 16 Mar 22 13:25
So last race yesterday was good to soft yet he waters 5mm overnight and then reckons it good/good to soft in places .



What a load of BOLLAX.

Just cant help p!ss!ng around to justify their position. It was forecast to rain and quel surpris its absolutely p!ss!ing it down.
By:
elise
When: 16 Mar 22 13:27
xc gd to sft gd in places
By:
sageform
When: 16 Mar 22 13:29
To be fair, the forecasts yesterday for today varied wildly from no rain to a very wet day and everything in between so it is what it is.
By:
sj
When: 16 Mar 22 13:29
An absolute clusterf uck of a move
By:
Tiger Tiger
When: 16 Mar 22 13:37
Description of good ground for NH racing:

Good (Gd)

This is when we’ve had enough rain to take all of the firmness out of the ground. It’s fair to say that this is the best type of ground, and usually the type of ground that suits most horses. It’s easy to run on for horses and produces big fields because it’s the fairest type of ground. Of course, you may have horses who like really Soft ground; but they could still take their chances on Good ground, whereas if it was Firm they would have to withdraw. Good ground is the most common type of ground at all racecourses – it’s just the perfect ground to race on.


When its 'good' leave it alone!! Especially in March.
By:
elise
When: 16 Mar 22 13:55
4mm to 12.30
By:
geoff m
When: 16 Mar 22 14:18
Soft already FFS .WAC!!
By:
barstool
When: 16 Mar 22 14:22
Does he have to get approval to water, cite reasons, check with jockeys, trainers etc or does he have Carte Blanche?
By:
elise
When: 16 Mar 22 14:25
he checked with trainers and particularly jocks before deciding
By:
sj
When: 16 Mar 22 14:26
If there is a possibility of rain, you simply do not water
By:
barstool
When: 16 Mar 22 14:26
Fair enough then.
By:
Autocue
When: 16 Mar 22 14:29
I’m holding off betting until I can assess if the clerk has made a mess by watering. Could be a nightmare with rain on watered ground.
By:
wondersobright
When: 16 Mar 22 14:29
there's no could about it
By:
wondersobright
When: 16 Mar 22 14:30
will be vile always is
By:
elise
When: 16 Mar 22 14:30
it's worse than they expected that's a definite
By:
wondersobright
When: 16 Mar 22 14:31
f/c up to 10mm they haven't had more than that
By:
liberator of the oppressed
When: 16 Mar 22 14:31
Complete **** up looks like a bog done a Kirkie.
By:
elise
When: 16 Mar 22 14:33
think it's over 6 already wonders not incl what they put on
By:
elise
When: 16 Mar 22 14:36
fav's classy
By:
Ibrahima Sonko
When: 16 Mar 22 14:37
No track records today.
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