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No change to Aintree conditions following dry night on Merseyside

4mm of water was applied to all courses at Aintree overnight
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The going at Aintree was unchanged at good, good to soft in places on the Grand National course and good on the Mildmay and hurdle courses on Saturday morning following a dry night on Merseyside.

Clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch reported there to be a grass frost on Saturday morning but with a warm day forecast, he is expecting it to make no significant difference to the going for the big race.

A total of 4mm of water was applied to all courses overnight and Tulloch said: "We've got a hell of a hard grass frost at the moment but I expect things to be similar to how it was [on Friday], which is what we're hoping for. It's only a grass frost - it's very, very white here at the moment, it's great."

"It was nice and warm for Ladies' Day and it should be warm again today."

Temperatures are forecast to reach as high as 17c on a bright and sunny day on Merseyside.

Tulloch also paid tribute to the work of his groundstaff during the week, adding: "The boys have done a terrific job this week with long nights and a short time in bed but that's what it's all about and I think we've seen some great racing."

Racing at Aintree gets underway at 1.45, with the Grand National going off at 5.15.

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