Chelthenham course to be watered in advance of big festicval
CHELTENHAM will continue to water the chase and hurdle courses ahead of the opening day of the Festival on Tuesday.
With no rain in sight ahead of the four-day bonanza, officials are keeping the taps turned on to ensure the best possible conditions for jump racing's biggest meeting of the year.
"The going on the chase and hurdle courses is now good, good to soft in places, while on the cross-country course it is good to firm," said clerk of the course Simon Claisse.
"With the current forecast still predicting dry conditions, I am pretty sure that we will continue to water the chase and hurdle courses over the weekend."