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The Cheltenham Festival is expected to open on Tuesday with the ground on the Old Course riding soft. The showers forecast during the first day’s card are likely to maintain some ease in the surface before a frosty start on Wednesday.
The New Course, which stages the action on Thursday and Friday, is soft, good-to-soft in places, with between 5mm and 10mm of rain expected before the Gold Cup card on the final afternoon.
Written by Greg Wood
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