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Ladies Day 2018 at The Festival - early going news & non-runners

Press Release 14th March 2018 Cheltenham

The going for day two of The Festival 2018, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 14, remains: 
Soft, Heavy in places on the Chase and Hurdle courses. The going was changed from Heavy, Soft in places after race five yesterday.
The going on the Cross Country course is Soft, Heavy in places.
It was dry overnight. Today is expected to be dry, breezy and cloudy, with temperatures of around 11 to 12 degrees Celsius.
Simon Claisse, Clerk of the Course at Cheltenham, said at 8.30am today: "We changed the going to Soft, Heavy in places yesterday after race five.

"It was dry overnight and quite breezy and the going has dried a little more. We are anticipating a dry day today.

"There is still a little bit of heavy ground on what we call the stud bends, so that only affects races over two and a half miles. What I would describe as the round course is soft all over.

"I expect a dry and breezy day with temperatures of 11 or 12 degrees Celsius.
"It may well be that by 1.30pm when we kick off with the first race that we change the going to soft all round but we will just have to see how things dry out over the next few hours."
Race 1: The 2m 5f 26yds hurdle start has been moved forward 26 yards, actual distance run is 2m 5f.

Race 2: As advertised.

Race 3: The 2m 5f 26yds hurdle start has been moved forward 26 yards, actual distance run is 2m 5f.

Race 4: As advertised.

Race 5: As advertised.

Race 6: As advertised.

Race 7: As advertised.
Non-Runners Today
2.50pm Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle
26       PROJECT BLUEBOOK (FR) (Self Certificate, Bad Scope)
Replaced by first reserve Mischievious Max
5.30pm Weatherbys Champion Bumper
8          HERECOMESTHEBOOM (IRE) (Self Certificate, Not Eaten Up)
Non-Runner Tomorrow
5.30pm Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Amateur Riders Handicap Chase
22 RACING PULSE (IRE) (Self Certificate, Lame)


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