Ascot drying out but 'tacky' surface remains soft

The going remains soft at Ascot

Ascot: Ended Thursday as soft and the forecast remains unsettled

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) 

 By Graham Dench 6:56PM 16 JUN 2016 

ASCOT on Thursday escaped the thunderstorms that were forecast, but the ground remains soft for the start of day four.

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Clerk of the course Chris Stickels said on Thursday: “Reports from the jockeys are that it’s tacky and tiring, so I’m leaving it as soft, but I think that if we get a dry night and a drying morning then there may be reason to change tomorrow.”

Looking ahead, he said: “We could still get a shower this evening and the forecast remains unsettled. Rain remains quite likely tomorrow.”

The rail that was in place on Thursday on the round course from 1m1f out to the home straight was taken down after racing to provide fresh ground.

 
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