Cheltenham Festival: Clerk Forecasts Likely Ground

Cheltenham Festival: Clerk Forecasts Soft Ground Amidst Optimism for Prestigious Event

Officials at Cheltenham anticipate the Festival to commence with ground conditions close to soft, as the start of the event draws near.

Despite a wet winter across much of the country, a recent dry weekend has provided optimism for Jon Pullin, the clerk of the course. “We’ve had a very wet build-up this year,” he remarked on Tuesday, “Thankfully, the rain held off over the weekend, allowing us to start mowing, which was much needed.”

With further rain expected, Pullin foresees minimal change in conditions leading up to the Festival’s kickoff on March 12.

He explained, “The forecast remains unsettled, with little significant changes expected. We’ll likely maintain similar ground conditions to what we have now.”

Despite the forecast, Pullin expressed satisfaction with the current state of the grass, indicating positive signs for the event’s preparation.


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