Royal Ascot 2022

Going update after racing on day one

The going at Ascot is Good to Firm.

Chris Stickels, Ascot’s Clerk of the Course, said after racing: “We’ve had 3.5mm of evapotranspiration today so far, so we are going to put 4-5mm on the whole track tonight.

“I was delighted with the ground today – it was fast ground. I had positive feedback from the jockeys and the people who are here, and I am delighted with how today went on the whole.

“The settled week makes it easier to water with confidence.”