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parispike
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Report elise March 16, 2022 1:30 PM GMT
it's worse than they expected that's a definite
Report wondersobright March 16, 2022 1:31 PM GMT
f/c up to 10mm they haven't had more than that
Report liberator of the oppressed March 16, 2022 1:31 PM GMT
Complete **** up looks like a bog done a Kirkie.
Report elise March 16, 2022 1:33 PM GMT
think it's over 6 already wonders not incl what they put on
Report elise March 16, 2022 1:36 PM GMT
fav's classy
Report Ibrahima Sonko March 16, 2022 1:37 PM GMT
No track records today.
Report wondersobright March 16, 2022 1:37 PM GMT
5:21...confirmed soft already & heavy v shortly
Report wondersobright March 16, 2022 1:37 PM GMT
won't betting 1 pound on this
Report Ibrahima Sonko March 16, 2022 1:38 PM GMT
The RSA is going to take some getting.
Report EastLower Gooner March 16, 2022 1:38 PM GMT
Brutal conditions…be careful tomorrow if the sun comes out…will turn into a glue pot and ultra slow monitor up the hill.
Report liberator of the oppressed March 16, 2022 1:39 PM GMT
coc P45 or P60 that looked awful
Report morpteh mackem March 16, 2022 1:40 PM GMT
more like uttoxeter
Report Tiger Tiger March 16, 2022 1:40 PM GMT
He should have been given his P45 years ago, its not the first time this has happened.
Report Ibrahima Sonko March 16, 2022 1:41 PM GMT
Nicholls must question whether it is worth running Bravemansgame & Mcfabulous on that ground.
Report elise March 16, 2022 1:42 PM GMT
it's a new coc tiger
Report wondersobright March 16, 2022 1:42 PM GMT
new clerk same old bs protocols
Report liberator of the oppressed March 16, 2022 1:43 PM GMT
Like ploughing up old trafford and expecting Ronnie to play well worst of all it looks just awful hope we don't get too may injuries to tired horses.
Report elise March 16, 2022 1:44 PM GMT
must admit i thought he'd made a disticntly different call re first day, it was clearly quicker than claisse would have opened with, but this 2nd day isn't going to be sitting well with him
Report jackkat March 16, 2022 1:44 PM GMT
Sounds like the clerk of the course has watered just to keep the irish happy
Report liberator of the oppressed March 16, 2022 1:44 PM GMT
Is Ed putting a positive spin on it on 3?
Report barstool March 16, 2022 1:46 PM GMT
The Irish horses will feel at home 1,2,3 there.

Such a shame, I suppose if he was in doubt about the forecast he should have only put a couple of mills on instead of the whole pond.
Report Tiger Tiger March 16, 2022 1:46 PM GMT
I wonder how Kim Bailey feels right now having withdrawn Fair Frontieres, citing that the horse needed soft ground?
Report 1st time poster March 16, 2022 1:52 PM GMT
braveman out pumpkin fuming
Report geoff m March 16, 2022 1:52 PM GMT
Watered Bravemansgame out of Festival.
Report harry callaghan March 16, 2022 1:54 PM GMT
Going heavy at the premier track. The ground yesterday perfect.
Report Ibrahima Sonko March 16, 2022 1:55 PM GMT
Wait a whole year and they ruin it in 24hours.
Report Deptford March 16, 2022 1:56 PM GMT
Should be sacked
Report 1st time poster March 16, 2022 1:56 PM GMT
thought he,d be omitting fences because of sun, LOL
get the sack on the spot in any other job
Report wondersobright March 16, 2022 1:57 PM GMT
agree deptford
Report tictacman1 March 16, 2022 1:57 PM GMT
Jockeys reporting the ground to be "proper soft" following the Ballymore and as a result Paul Nicholls has taken Bravemansgame out of the next race
Report doantwin2easy March 16, 2022 1:58 PM GMT
Would the ground have been dangerous today if they'd missed the rain? I doubt it.

Weather is set fair from tomorrow. Why couldn't they have left the decision until this evening? Shocked
Report stupidhead March 16, 2022 1:58 PM GMT
Head Groundsman has ruined the remaining 3 days watering...it's March not July!
Report stupidhead March 16, 2022 1:59 PM GMT
Head Groundsman has ruined the remaining 3 days watering...it's March not July!
Report Autocue March 16, 2022 1:59 PM GMT
Rapid check of form required but not wanting to waste money on bad ground. Clerk should be hung from the grandstand by his rollocks. I suppose he needs to get used to the idiotic and uncontrollable drainage system bequeathed to him by bottom of the Claisse. He’ll have a never ending battle with fast drainage and artificial irrigation.
Report GLASGOWCALLING March 16, 2022 2:00 PM GMT
Bunk up in a brothel springs to mind !!!  Poor show considering all the latest weather forecasting data that

is on the market now.
Report Deptford March 16, 2022 2:02 PM GMT
Koonts on itv, rain had been forecast
Report EastLower Gooner March 16, 2022 2:03 PM GMT
Pumpkin head just accused the COC of not watching Country File loooooooooooool
Report geoff m March 16, 2022 2:03 PM GMT
Nick Luck in Clerks defence it would have probably been soft anyway   .brown nose @rse lickers beyond belief.
Report sageform March 16, 2022 2:04 PM GMT
It will be heavy for the Champion Chase and the last 3 races. If it carries on they will get 20mm never mind 5.
Report sj March 16, 2022 2:07 PM GMT
Nicholls saying Cobden said it's now heavy outhere
Report GLASGOWCALLING March 16, 2022 2:07 PM GMT
ITV pundits avoiding any controversy like the plague. !!!Grin  Cringeworthy, just speak your minds ffs.
Report harry callaghan March 16, 2022 2:09 PM GMT
That will be Shan blue out of tomorrow
Report ringlets March 16, 2022 2:09 PM GMT
Totally ruined the racing,just like carthorses galloping over a ploughed field.Mansanidiot
Report wondersobright March 16, 2022 2:10 PM GMT

Mar 16, 2022 -- 3:02PM, Deptford wrote:


Koonts on itv, rain had been forecast


was f/c up to 10mm deptford...stated last night was madness to consider watering

Report Storm Alert March 16, 2022 2:11 PM GMT
Bring back Simon Claisse !!
Report liberator of the oppressed March 16, 2022 2:17 PM GMT
What about all the lost fecking antepost money mine on Bravemans + probably load of others somebody needs to be held to account Cheltenham look FOOLS.
Report GLASGOWCALLING March 16, 2022 2:19 PM GMT
Agree about the a/p bets, only one on itv to mention was Hoiles, all the pundits were Mute.
Report Storm Alert March 16, 2022 2:24 PM GMT
Unbelievable really. Jockeys were describing the ground as good yesterday and now it is like a fecking bog.
Report CROPSICK March 16, 2022 2:25 PM GMT
they fcked Cheltenham up when they put the new drainage in a few years ago.
Report liberator of the oppressed March 16, 2022 2:34 PM GMT
'Why water?' - Paul Nicholls questions clerk after ruling out Bravesmangame coc needs sacking
Report carrot1960 March 16, 2022 2:48 PM GMT
Nicholls never bothered complaining before when the going suited his runners  /winners did he
Report Ibrahima Sonko March 16, 2022 2:53 PM GMT
Hard to make the colours out.
Report Ibrahima Sonko March 16, 2022 2:56 PM GMT
What have they done Cry
Report in hell March 16, 2022 2:57 PM GMT
Completely ruined the days racing
Report Poppydog. March 16, 2022 2:57 PM GMT
Been a long time since a Festival group of horses looked like that.

Filthy
Report liberator of the oppressed March 16, 2022 2:58 PM GMT
Was it Bartlett commentating 'you've never seen anything like it' and you haven't where is somebody from the Cheltenham Executive maybe an explanation then again probably not so bad you couldn't distinguish different colours nothing behind got into it?
Report jackkat March 16, 2022 2:59 PM GMT
Such a shame the premier meeting of the year ruined by a incompetent clerk of the course 50/1 irish winner just the start
Report liberator of the oppressed March 16, 2022 2:59 PM GMT
AND it was good ground yesterday.
Report barstool March 16, 2022 3:00 PM GMT
You might as well put all the numbers in a hat after that.
Report kevo March 16, 2022 3:03 PM GMT
Hold up horses caked in mud from head to hoof.
Report duffy March 16, 2022 3:04 PM GMT
kevo 16 Mar 22 15:03 
Hold up horses caked in mud from head to hoof.


How much extra weight picked up through the race would that add up to I wonder?
Report jackkat March 16, 2022 3:10 PM GMT
Looks like you must be in the front few
Report kevo March 16, 2022 3:11 PM GMT
I'm not sure duffy but it must be a disadvantage, horses involved in the finish in that last race all raced fairly prominently.
Report Autocue March 16, 2022 3:12 PM GMT
Anyone else remember 1981? Meeting was nearly called off after a very wet winter. We get half an inch of rain and the ground is worse than when flat bred Sea Pigeon won the Champion Hurdle. Absolute joke.
Report maleuk01. March 16, 2022 3:14 PM GMT
Couldn't tell who any of the runners where behind the first few.

Didn't matter as no one from behind got into the race.
Report JayTrumpOldTomDubbl March 16, 2022 3:21 PM GMT
Why is there an Aer Lingus Stewardess on the team with Ed., AP and Fitzy?
Report A_T March 16, 2022 3:24 PM GMT
was the ground yesterday unsafe for racing?
Report geoff m March 16, 2022 3:29 PM GMT
No. Unfortunately the freak Constituion Hill breaks course record and puts the sh!tters up the C>O>C. If hed have been a non runner he wouldnt have watered.
Report geoff m March 16, 2022 3:49 PM GMT
Ground now officialy HEAVY
Report onlooker March 16, 2022 4:03 PM GMT
Cross-Country Course CLOSED to SPECTATORS - Due to 'State of the Ground'.
Report tony6499 March 16, 2022 4:10 PM GMT
Probably already watering for tomorrow
Report wondersobright March 16, 2022 4:15 PM GMT
Laugh
Report 1st time poster March 16, 2022 4:25 PM GMT
swapping hoods and blinkers for flippers and snorkels standing water everywhere
Report tony6499 March 16, 2022 5:27 PM GMT
False ground now, inspecting for the bumper , FFS
Report SlippyBlue March 16, 2022 5:29 PM GMT
You simply could not make this up if you tried.
Absolutely unbelievable.
Report elise March 16, 2022 5:29 PM GMT
in the coc's defence, this amount of rain would have ruined the ground no matter what, certainly didn't help though even if only selectively done
Report EastLower Gooner March 16, 2022 5:30 PM GMT
Lord…jockeys shown a map so they can navigate around it.

They’re jockeys not flipping Columbus
Report geoff m March 16, 2022 5:30 PM GMT
Ironic if race gets cancelled.


Worst interpretation of a weather forecast since Michael Fish.
Report Andriy March 16, 2022 5:31 PM GMT
Did they also water the New Course last night?
Report tony6499 March 16, 2022 5:31 PM GMT
British racing at its finest
Report elise March 16, 2022 5:31 PM GMT
only said they'd watered the straighr from the 2m start and the downhill old course from memory
Report elise March 16, 2022 5:32 PM GMT
willie spot on, just fecking send them out
Report SlippyBlue March 16, 2022 5:33 PM GMT
Indeed Elise, Willie Mullins none too impressed with this carry on.
Report 1st time poster March 16, 2022 5:34 PM GMT
think the point is the supposed micro climate guru,s who run chelt,thought 8 hrs of torrential rain was going to skirt around chelt and miss the course,COC saidv earlier the map fcast showed it missing chelt,
while everyone joe public,pumpkin have seen every fcast for last 4 days predicting the rain
Report elise March 16, 2022 5:34 PM GMT
they'll lose the light and call them back 2moro if not careful
Report doodlebug March 16, 2022 5:35 PM GMT
Poor old John Pullin. It's a baptism of fire.
Report 1st time poster March 16, 2022 5:36 PM GMT
john pullin showing all the jocks the paddy brennan route  LaughLaugh
Report harry callaghan March 16, 2022 5:40 PM GMT
Did he water the paddock as well, just to make sure Confused
Report sageform March 16, 2022 6:15 PM GMT
The paddock showed that it would have been heavy without watering. Assuming he did not water the new course, anyone like to guess the going for tomorrow? I would go heavy for the first race but good to soft for the last. Unless he watered it of course.
Report geoff m March 16, 2022 6:21 PM GMT
Cheltenham Watering tonight?
parispike


Hopefully not but yer never know.
Report liberator of the oppressed March 16, 2022 6:22 PM GMT
After the first race, Pullin decided to keep the ground as soft while reiterating that the 8mm of rain which had fallen on Wednesday was beyond what the forecast had suggested.

He said: "We'll stay as we are at this stage but we'll see. This rain is probably due for another half hour to an hour and then it should blow through.

"We've had 8mm now and it was the top end of what we were expecting. Yesterday I got the implication that there was a 30 per cent risk of that quantity. We'll go over that now so it's more than we were expecting."
Report geoff m March 16, 2022 6:25 PM GMT
had 18.2 mm since midnight!!!!!!!!
Report liberator of the oppressed March 16, 2022 6:25 PM GMT
Keep the ground as soft after the first riders were saying was getting attractional blow through yes indeedy bog today sticky bog tomorrow.
Report parispike March 16, 2022 6:30 PM GMT
More watering tonight?
Report tony6499 March 16, 2022 7:09 PM GMT
Any odds on hurdles/fences being missed tomorrow because of the sun ?
Report Arleystation March 16, 2022 8:19 PM GMT
BREAKING NEWS: There will be a precautionary inspection at Cheltenham tomorrow morning at 8am in light of the forecast for further watering.
Report jackkat March 16, 2022 8:25 PM GMT
Yes it did obv rain a lot today at Cheltenham but watering was a MASSIVE mistake Imagine if you had trained a horse for the last 12 months praying for good ground and you see the forecast for this week then the clerk of the course waters no wonder someone like Nicholls was not happy
Report liberator of the oppressed March 17, 2022 12:36 PM GMT
Tell me they didn't water overnight they seem to be coming in for a fair amount of stick prices and the bumper was a laugh wasn't it.
Report liberator of the oppressed March 17, 2022 12:36 PM GMT
Just a bigger bog now.
Report sageform March 17, 2022 1:01 PM GMT
Calling it soft all round now. Makes sense as this track has not been watered or raced on.
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