Michael Prosser, The Jockey Club’s Racing Director, East Region, and Newmarket’s Clerk of the Course, expressed his delight at the feedback he had received at the conclusion of day one of the Moët & Chandon July Festival.
The going remains Good To Firm and the July Course will receive three millimetres of irrigation this evening to maintain conditions.
Prosser said: “I am delighted with how today has gone. The feedback from all horsemen has been extremely positive.
“There is still a chance of a shower into the late afternoon and early evening period today and then after that it looks dry overnight.
“It looks dry tomorrow until around 4 to 5pm, when showers return. On that basis, we are going to water and we’re going to put three millimetres on to the course and we are starting that right now.
“The long range forecast going into Saturday, apart from the showers we may get going into Friday, is that it is predicted to be damp and drizzly on Saturday morning, which may preclude us from wishing to do any further irrigation.”