The superficial damage done to the Grand National course at the weekend was repaired by Clerk of the Course Andrew Tulloch and his assistants and it has been confirmed that there is no cause for concern ahead of the meeting which gets underway on Thursday. It was reported that a car was driven through the Aintree security gates on Saturday morning and it proceeded to drive on the course, leaving some railings damaged near the Melling Road area and causing minor damage to the course itself.
Nevertheless Tulloch has stated that all issues have been dealt with and he also made a prediction about the going for the big race, saying:
“It depends how much rain we get on Tuesday. I’m going to go good to soft, good in places on the hurdles course and the National course, and left it good, good to soft in places on the Mildmay.
“We put a bit of water on yesterday and it’s just been overcast from day to day.
“It should be a dry day on Monday and then some showers and overnight rain from Monday night into Tuesday, so really it’s a question of how much we get then. It’ll probably ease a bit and then we have a couple of days, so it’ll probably dry out a bit.”