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Early going news & non-runners on Ladies Day 2019

Press Release 5th April 2019 Aintree

By Racenews

The going for the second day of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival, Ladies Day, Friday, April 5, remains:
 
SOFT on all courses 
(Grand National, Mildmay & Hurdle)
 
All bends and hurdles have been moved in about four yards to provide fresh ground. Bends and hurdles will be moved in again after racing today.
 
There was 10 millimetres of rain on Tuesday (April 2), four millimetres on Wednesday (April 3) and 12 millimetres on Thursday (April 4).
 
It was dry overnight. Today's forecast is for any drizzle to clear by mid-morning and for the remainder of the day to be dry with brighter spells. It will remain breezy, with temperatures of up to 12 degrees Celsius.
 
Tomorrow is predicted to be mostly dry, with sunny spells and temperatures of 12 degrees Celsius.
 
Andrew Tulloch, Clerk of the Course at Aintree, said at 9.00am today: "There was 12 millimetres of rain yesterday, which finished around 8.00pm. We then had a dry night.
 
"The forecast for today is that there is a band of rain just sitting to the south of us which will bring some drizzle this morning. This should hopefully clear by mid-morning.
 
"After that, it should be a bright afternoon but will remain breezy. Going forward, it should then remain largely dry for the rest of the meeting. There is the possibility of a shower tomorrow but most of the rain should have passed us over by then.
 
"I am keeping the going as Soft on all courses at the moment."
 
TODAY'S NON-RUNNERS
 
2.20pm Betway Top Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)
6 Sofia's Rock (FR) (Going)
 
4.05pm Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
12 Born Survivor (IRE) (Going)
22 Voix d'Eau (FR) (Going)
24 Dimple (FR) (Going)
 
5.15pm Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2)
5 Montego Grey (FR) (Going)
11 Adjourned (Going)
 
NON-RUNNER TOMORROW
 
5.15pm Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
25 Mall Dini (IRE) (Self Certificate, Lame) - replaced by first reserve JUST A PAR (IRE)

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