Horse Racing | Press Article 16/04/24

Clerk of the Course Ed Arkell is to water selectively in order to maintain conditions as they were on day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

Arkell said: "We went 'good to firm, good in places' (from good, good to firm in places) after race one, and that's what I would expect us to start on again tomorrow. It was a warm day and it has obviously dried back during the day. I was actually quite surprised at how far it has dried back from Thursday to Friday, considering how well the track had been holding its moisture during the week."

He added: "The forecast for Saturday is pretty much the same - maybe slightly more overcast and maybe a degree or two cooler - and we are going to put some water on this evening on the straight and the bends, just to replace the water we've lost over the last 24 hours.

"I'm not trying to change the ground. I just want to hold it where we are at the end of today."