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Landing side of National fences to be watered after ground dries to good to soft

Aintree: now described as 'good to soft' on all courses by clerk Andrew Tulloch
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Aintree's clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch revealed after racing on Friday that some water would be put on the landing side of fences on the Grand National course ahead of Randox Health Grand National day.

He explained: "The track has dried out during the day today, so it's now good to soft on all courses. The ground on the Grand National course is still a bit easier round the Canal Turn.

"We're aware the Grand National is now run at 5.15pm, quite late on what is predicted to be a dry day, so what we'll do this evening is water all the landings of all the fences with our pop-up automated watering system, because safety in the landing areas is paramount."

Tulloch added: "The forecast for tomorrow is for a dry day, so the ground will gradually continue to dry out."


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The track has dried out during the day today, so it's now good to soft on all courses

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