WATERING AFTER RACING
A Cheltenham Racecourse statement issued this afternoon from Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing Simon Claisse revealed: "We will water the New Course tonight ahead of racing tomorrow to maintain current conditions - Good, Good to Soft in places."
Racing has taken place over the Old Course on the first two days of The Festival, switching to the New Course for the final two days. Dry weather has prevailed since Sunday.
RECORD CROWD TODAY
A new record crowd for the second day of The Festival (since the meeting went to four days in 2005), 57,681, attended Ladies Day at Cheltenham today.
Last year's attendance came to 57,093, up 1,734 from the 55,359 in 2015.