Early going news on day three of Royal Ascot

The going for day three of Royal Ascot 2020, Thursday, June 18, has changed to:

Good to Soft (from Good at the end of racing on Wednesday)

GoingStick Readings at 8.15am

Stands’ Side: 7.0 (7.5 Wednesday; 6.7 Tuesday)

Centre: 7.1 (7.5 Wednesday; 6.7 Tuesday)

Far Side: 7.0 (7.8 Wednesday; 6.9 Tuesday)

Round 5.5 (6.7 Wednesday; 6.1 Tuesday)

Stalls

Straight Course: Centre

Round Course: Inside

Weather

There has been 11 millimetres of rain since racing finished on Wednesday. Further showers forecast for today. Friday and Saturday look set to be drier, with the risk of occasional showers.

Chris Stickels, Clerk of the Course at Ascot, said at this morning: “We had 11 millimetres of rain overnight up until 8.30am this morning and the going is now Good to Soft.

“It is still raining lightly at the moment so the ground could possibly go to Good to Soft, Soft in places on the Round Course. I walk the course again at 10.30am t0 11.00am.

“The forecast is for further possible showers today. Tomorrow and Saturday and forecast to be drier, with only the risk of an occasional shower.”

Non-Runners today

1.15pm Golden Gates Handicap

3 Laser Show (Self Certificate, temperature)

12 Dogged (Going)

14 Cemhaan (Self Certificate, heat in leg)

1.50pm Wolferton Stakes (Listed)

16 Bubble And Squeak (Going)

2.25pm Jersey Stakes (Group 3)

3 Fleeting Prince (Going)

3.00pm Chesham Stakes (Listed)

8 Concessions (Self Certificate, Going)

4.10pm Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

10 Johan (Self Certificate, (blood analysis not normal)

17 Grove Ferry (Vet’s Certificate, Lame)

4.40pm Sandringham Stakes (Handicap)

3 Festive Star (Going)

7 Graceful Magic (Going)