National ground eases

Conditions at Aintree have eased overnight with the ground described on the softer side ahead of the John Smith’s Grand National.

Conditions at Aintree have eased overnight with the ground described on the softer side ahead of the John Smith’s Grand National.

Clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch reports the track to be riding good to soft, good in places after some rain during the night.

“We’ve got a bit of sunshine and it’s been lovely so far this morning,” he told At The Races.

“We have had six millimetres of rain overnight so it’s just eased a bit. It’s good to soft, good in places on all three courses. The hurdles course is on fresh ground so that helps a bit for the Aintree Hurdle.”

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