Rain changes going at Salisbury to soft from good to firm

Salisbury racecourse

Salisbury: the going is now soft, good to soft in places

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)  

 By Stuart Riley 10:03AM 2 AUG 2016 

THE going at Salisbury has changed dramatically overnight, with the good to firm replaced by ground described as soft, good to soft in places, after 19mm of rain overnight.

Today is to remain overcast with the possibility of further outbreaks of rain, albeit much lighter and more patchy. The going change has already resulted in 15 non-runners.

Clerk of the course Jeremy Martin said: “We were predicted 8-12mm but we got 19mm so it has had an impact. It’s taken it pretty well. I’m calling the majority soft, I might be being a bit hard on myself, but it’s definitely going to ride on the slow side.

“It had been left well alone for the last five days and had got pretty quick by yesterday afternoon because I knew the rain was coming but 19mm is a lot of rain to get overnight before racing.”


SALISBURY NON-RUNNERS

3.00
1. MONARCH MAID (Going)
4. DOMINIUM (Going)
10 BRAZEN SPIRIT (Going)
14. MAYMYO (Going)

3.30
2. ENTRENCH (Going)
3. FLOWER OF LOVE (Going)

4.00
5. THE REEL WAY (Going)
10. CHANDRAYAAN (Going)

4.30
1. GLORIOUS DANCER (Going)
9. CROWNING STAR (Going)

5.00
6. ONORINA (Going)
7. TAFFETA LADY (Going)

5.30
3. RACING KNIGHT (Going)
6. CAPE SPIRIT (Going)
14. WILLSHEBETRYING (Going)


There have also been more minor changes to the going descriptions at Catterick and Nottingham, with the going at Catterick now good to firm (from good to firm, good in places), while Nottingham’s track is now good, good to firm in places (from good to firm, good in places).

 
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