Alan Magee

Alan Magee

Going update

Sat 6th Jun 2020, 09:42

The Rowley Mile course at Newmarket
© Photo Healy Racing

The going remains good to firm at Newmarket for this afternoon's Qipco 2000 Guineas.

The Rowley Mile course had 3.6mm of rain on Thursday and a further 3.5mm yesterday. The going stick reading was 8.1 this morning.

The forecast is for showers over the weekend with the prospect of another 3-5mm of rain, and temperatures of 15-16C.

Meanwhile the going is also reported as good to firm this morning at Naas ahead of the return of Irish racing there on Monday.

Clerk of the Course Brendan Sheridan said this morning, "The ground is good to firm and watering continues. I was speaking to Met Eireann and the forecast is for scattered showers today and it will be mainly dry tomorrow and again on Monday."

The 48 hour declarations for the meeting will be available this morning around 10.30.

The going at Leopardstown, where the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial meeting takes place on Tuesday, has been affected by a problem with the watering system and is now firm, good to firm in places.

A water pump malfunction caused watering to be interrupted yesterday. Watering will recommence today and a further going update will be available tomorrow.

THE IRISH TIMES