Haydock 'certain to be soft' for Betfair Chase day

Officials at Haydock are hoping the ground will be soft and no worse for the Betfair Chase meeting.

The going is currently soft at the Merseyside venue after 10 millimetres of rain fell on Monday night, and clerk of the course Kirkland Tellwright is expecting a similar amount before Saturday. Should that be the case, the ground should not have deteriorated by race day.

Tellwright said: "We had 10 millimetres of rain on Monday night and there's probably another 10mm to come. We're certain to be soft on Saturday. I'm just hoping it doesn't get too heavy. Today and tomorrow are wet with just the odd scattered shower from Thursday onwards.We've no worries on the temperature front. It's pretty mild. This time of year it all happens so slowly. Once it's soft, it's going to stay soft."

I am on Triple G favourite Bristol De Mai in the big one off the back of this report at 7-4 as I am sure his price will only get shorter the wetter it gets.