It is looking likely that Royal Ascot will start on easy ground following more heavy rain this week.
The going at Ascot is currently soft with heavy patches and more rains are forecast this weekend.
The meeting gets underway on Tuesday 19th June and racegoers will be hoping for better weather through the week.
Clerk of the course Chris Stickels explained: "Last week we had a quite substantial amount of rain, 47 millimetres in total, and then at the end of the week it dried off nicely with the strong breezes.
"However the last 36 hours have been quite extraordinary. We've had 55 millimetres since 9pm on Sunday and it has only just in the last hour or so stopped raining. We're now soft ground, there's the odd heavy patch around Swinley Bottom but it is certainly soft ground elsewhere.
"The indications are the next two or three days are going to be a bit better, we can't say we're going to be completely dry or have drying conditions, but there isn't much rain forecast bar the odd light shower.
"But then Saturday and Sunday may bring more of a significant low and more significant rain again. We have a little respite for the next couple of days we will see more rain before the Royal Meeting starts. If we get this rain at the weekend we will be lucky to start the meeting on good ground, the more likely scenario is we start on something easier."