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    Cheltenham 2019 Festival Going & Weather

    Think this is worth its own thread.

    Hopefully these links will be updated with the latest reports but any word from Simon Claisse would be interesting. I think he might be watering sooner rather than later but, given that last year's incidents occurred on soft ground, I wouldn't expect him to flood the place as is being suggested in some places.

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    http://maps.turftrax.co.uk/latestgoi...rse=Cheltenham

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    https://www.metcheck.com/WEATHER/16d...%20Racecourse#
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    Will go up tomorrow and see what's happening

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    .... sorry wrong section, apologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    Will go up tomorrow and see what's happening
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    Just conversed with Ben (Head Groundsman) on Twitter, as it stands no plans to do any watering, someone else who is up there also says no evidence they are doing any.
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    I hope that's right but according to Turftrax it's predominantly good ground already and on the (admittedly un-scientific) BBC weather site there's plenty of sunshine, no rain and temperatures around the 14 degrees mark for the next two weeks, which takes us to a little over 10 days away from meeting.

    I know I wouldn't be too comfortable if I was holding big ante post prices about horses like Laurina and Waiting Patiently.
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    Accuweather long range has rain from march 6 through race week but precious little before that.
    They have had 2 inches in Prestbury so far this month.

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