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Racing news Watering on hold at Cheltenham

Watering on hold at Cheltenham27th February 2013

Possible rain towards the end of next week should mean Cheltenham clerk of the course Simon Claisse will not have to water the ground ahead of the Festival.

Claisse's recent suggestion that watering could be a possibility, despite the extraordinarily wet winter, came as a surprise, but it has been drying out quickly in his part of the Cotswolds.

"We've had very little rain in the last couple of weeks, and last Wednesday I said that if it continued to dry out I would be saying the ground is good to soft.

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