The two furlong run-in has now gone as the chase course acquires a separate finish, doing away with the 'elbow' and finish on the hurdles course. The courses changes mean the turf on the hurdles finish will take less of a pounding and the chase run in will be less of a slog. In addition there will be more flexibility on positioning of the last hurdle.
The course's chase fences have undergone construction changes. They will now be built in 6 feet sections which allows more flexibility for re-positioning should the ground take a pounding over the season. There will now be just two fences in the home straight, the first of those being the only open ditch on the course, the two open ditches now becoming plain fences.