Thursday's going good to soft, soft in places following steady rain
Following 2mm overnight and steady rain this morning, the going for day three of the Cheltenham Festival has been described as good to soft, soft in places, with a GoingStick reading of 6.8.
However, the weather is set to improve with early blustery showers clearing and a brighter afternoon expected, with temperatures of around 11C.
Simon Claisse, clerk of the course, said: "We changed the ground after racing last night to good to soft, soft in places.
"We had 2mm overnight and a further 3mm this morning, and although the ground is slightly more on the soft side and it being a close call, we have decided to keep the going description the same."
Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin added: "It's looking to be a gusty Thursday. It's not particularly a cold day but it may feel chilly thanks to the blustery weather."
As of 11.45am there were three non-runners, Romain De Senam (not eaten up) and Ballyhill (bruised foot) from the Brown Advisory Plate at 4.10, and Out Sam (lame) from the closing Kim Muir.
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