Aintree conditions set to ease for Grand National

Conditions at Aintree are expected to ease over the next few days with the track set for a period of unsettled weather.

Conditions at Aintree are expected to ease over the next few days with the track set for a period of unsettled weather.

The going at the Liverpool venue is currently described as good to soft on the National and hurdles track and good to soft, good in places on the Mildmay course.

However, clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch is expecting showery weather at the start of the week and he believes the ground will only get softer ahead of next Saturday’s John Smith’s Grand National.

“It has dried up nicely over the last few days, but we are due for some unsettled weather,” he said.

“Showers and rain are forecast for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so obviously the ground is going to ease.

“The National course is currently good to soft, and now we will just have to wait and see how much rain we get.

“I can’t see it drying any more, only getting easier in the next couple of days.”

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