Watering starts at Epsom

Watering starts at Epsom
Watering starts at Epsom
Sky Sports Racing News

Epsom clerk of the course Andrew Cooper is planning some selective watering on Monday afternoon ahead of this week’s Investec Derby meeting.

The going is currently described as good to firm, good in the home straight, but Cooper is unsure what to expect in the coming days in terms of rainfall.

“There is a lot of uncertainty in the forecast, particularly regarding what we might get in terms of rain,” said Cooper on Monday afternoon.

“One thing we are fairly sure of is that from tomorrow onwards, things are going to get cooler and we think temperatures will be down to around 18 degrees by Thursday, from the mid to late 20s we’ve had the last few days.

“It is going to get cooler and cloudier but it is quite uncertain if that cloud will bring much rain with it or not. I think the rain is meant to be showery in nature.

“We’re clear enough about where we are at the moment in terms of watering. We’re going to put some water on the downhill section of the course this afternoon, which I would describe as good to firm at this stage and it will benefit from some watering.

“As far as the official going is concerned, we’re calling it good to firm, good in the home straight at the moment. I think all we can do is keep on top of things and we can make decisions about watering on a daily basis.”

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