Last Saturday, at Newbury and Ayr, the sun shone and the racecourse conditions drying out. That led to a number of runners being withdrawn by their trainers, including some of my selections.
The forecast for this week is for temperatures to rise and for it to stay dry. True flat turf season weather has arrived. We will likely see racecourse clerks announce 'Good' or perhaps even 'Good to Firm' going at Newmarket. Most racecourses are watered these days so truly Firm ground is as rare as a sensible comment coming out of the loud mouth of Matt Chapman! A man . . .
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