Cheltenham going and weather forecast: What’s the track condition for today’s races?

The all-important details ahead of a big day of racing!


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If you’re planning to have a punt on any of today’s races at the Cheltenham Festival, it’s only sensible to do plenty of research. You never know, a bit of extra juice in the ground could ruin your punt…


We’re helpful folks here at Paddy Power News so we’ve done a spot of amateur meteorology to bring you the latest weather forecast and we’ve got our ear to the ground to detail the official going at Cheltenham Racecourse, which you’ll find below.

What’s the going at Cheltenham Racecourse?

The latest inspection on Friday, March 17 has the official going as Good to Soft, Soft (in places) on the New Course ahead of Gold Cup day at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival after dry weather on Thursday and through the evening helped dry out the track.

What’s the latest weather forecast for the Cheltenham Festival?

The 2022 Cheltenham Festival is set to end in fine style with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze, with a high of 15 degrees celsius.

What’s happening on Friday at the Cheltenham Festival?

Vauban reopposes Pied Piper and Fil Dor in the Triumph Hurdle before a maximum field of 26 go to post in the County Hurdle.

The likes of Hillcrest, Ginto and Minella Cocooner feature in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle before the Blue Riband at 3.30pm, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, as last year’s winner Minella Indo attempts to retain his title.

The day’s racing and the meeting is rounded off by the St. James’s Place Festival Hunters’ Chase, Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase and the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle.

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