Many parts of England have been on the receiving end of a deluge of rain. Race meetings have been called off and further rain is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, before conditions should dry up at Ascot come Thursday.
Ascot installed better drainage a while ago so the ground conditions there on day one may not be as soft under hoof as might have been expected considering how much rain fell there at the end of last week. The word 'Good' may appear in the official going come the start of racing on Tuesday, although rain from Noon onwards may . . .
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