Cheltenham Festival changes to "heavy" after more overnight rain

Mon 12 Mar 2018

The going at Cheltenham on the eve of the Festival is now heavy, soft in places.

Ten millimetres of overnight rain has led to the change - with further showers forecast throughout the day.

The four-day Cheltenham Festival begins on Tuesday and is set to open on the softest ground for at least 20 years.

A statement issued by Cheltenham read: "10mm overnight with further rain anticipated through the day (3 to 4mm). Tuesday mostly dry, temps 10/11C."

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