Newmarket watering ahead of Guineas meeting | Racing News

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With the forecast of a dry week ahead of the first two British Classics of the season, officials at Newmarket will continue watering the Rowley Mile course on Monday.

The going is officially described as Good (Good to Firm in places) and clerk of the course Michael Prosser expects to maintain those ground conditions for Saturday’s Qipco 2000 Guineas and Sunday’s 1000 Guineas.

Rain is absent from most forecasts and daytime temperatures for the next seven days set are to reach a maximum of between 12C to 14C, making it cooler than average for the time of year.

“The long-range forecast is dry into next week and into the following week after the Guineas,” said Prosser.

“Temperatures will be below the seasonal average from Monday onwards, with lighter winds, mostly form the north east, although they could flick round to the north west by Sunday looking at some…

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