down cross right results icon premium content video audio lifeNews icon-comment tick starFilled betSlip hot icon-liveCommentary refresh spinner
coral logo ladbrokes logo betway logo williamHill logo bet365 logo paddypower logo 888sport logo
TODAY'S OFFERS
TODAY'S BOOKMAKER OFFERS
Exclusive to new customers
  • View offer
    Bet £5 get £20 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open an account with Ladbrokes using promo code 20FREE and place a bet of £5 and you'll get £20 in free bets. 18+. UK+IRE New Customers Only. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account registration at min odds 1-2. Free Bets credited as 4 x £5. Free bet valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs Apply
  • View offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits
    Claim here
    Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £30 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open a betting account with Coral through our site and when you place your first bet on horse racing (£10 or more) they'll give you 3 x £10 free bets. 18+. UK+IRE New Customers Only. First bet at least £10 or £10 each-way, at fractional odds totalling 1/2 or greater. Free Bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet will not be included in any winnings. T&Cs Apply
  • View offer
    £20 Risk free first bet
    Claim here
    Open an account with Paddy Power and place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses they will refund your stake in cash, max refund for this offer is £20. Limited to one per person. If you've previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Only deposits using Cards or Paypal will qualify. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    Up to £30 in free bets
    Claim here
    Join betway, opt in, deposit £10 or more and you will get a 100% matched amount, up to £30 as free bets to split however you like. T&Cs apply. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock free bet. Deposit by card or paypal only.
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £30 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open an account with William Hill using promo code C30, bet £10 and get £30 in free bets. Min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 x £10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £40 in free bets
    Claim here
    Join 888sport using promo code RACING and when you bet £10, you'll get £30 in free bets PLUS £10 in free bets on any horse racing market. Min deposit £10. First bet minimum odds 1-2. Free bet credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £30 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open an account with William Hill using promo code C30, bet £10 and get £30 in free bets. Min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 x £10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    £50 Risk free first bet
    Claim here
    Open an account with Paddy Power and place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses they will refund your stake in cash, max refund for this offer is £50. Limited to one per person. If you've previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Only deposits using Cards or Paypal will qualify. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £40 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open a betting account with Coral through our site and when you place your first bet on horse racing (£10 or more) they'll give you 4 x £10 free bets. 18+. UK+IRE New Customers Only. First bet at least £10 or £10 each-way, at fractional odds totalling 1/2 or greater. Free Bets credited as 4 x £10. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet will not be included in any winnings. T&Cs Apply
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £40 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open an account with Ladbrokes using promo code RP40 and place a bet of £10 and you'll get £40 in free bets. 18+. UK+IRE New Customers Only. First bet at least £10 or £10 each-way, at fractional odds totalling 1-2 or greater. Free Bets credited as 4 x £10. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet will not be included in any winnings. T&Cs Apply

Brits fail to fire as Contentment wins dramatic Champions Mile

Contentment wins the Champions Mile from Beauty Only
1 of 1

Report: Sha Tin, Sunday

Champions Mile (Group 1) 1m | 3yo+

British hopes were quickly dashed in a dramatic Champions Mile, where Convey and Stormy Antarctic filled the last two places behind Contentment who improved on his runner-up spot a year ago. Odds-on Rapper Dragon, the Hong Kong Derby winner, broke down at halfway and suffered a fatal injury. 

Although Stormy Antarctic picked up the equivalent of almost £53,000 for fifth, trainer Ed Walker summed up the experience as "a disaster" after the four-year-old pulled his way to the front under Karis Teetan at the four-furlong pole and was a spent force early in the straight.

Walker added: "He had no cover from his outside draw but then totally over-raced. It's very strange, because he was so good in his work on Friday. It's a shame because this was a real chance to land a big one, but he's fine after the race and we live to fight another day."

Wearing blinkers in a race for the first time, Stormy Antarctic was beaten four and a half lengths. Five lengths further back was the recent double Lingfield winner Convey, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, who never threatened to get beyond his finishing position of sixth in the hands of Olivier Peslier.

Stoute's partner Coral Pritchard-Gordon said: "The race didn't exactly go according to plan but it was still just a step too high in class for him, although he was probably beaten too far out for it to be his true form."

Six-year-old Contentment, who finished second to Japan's Maurice in the race last year, bounced back to form. Having managed only one placing in nine starts this season, he beat December's Hong Kong Mile winner Beauty Only by a neck, with Helene Paragon a length away third.

Jockey Brett Prebble, winning the race for the third time, said: "He hadn't peaked in his preparation but he had the blinkers on and I was told to ride him confidently. He's best with something to guide him and it probably helped when Helene Paragon went past us, because he ran on again."

Winning trainer John Size, who expects Contentment to return to Japan for a repeat run in next month's Yasuda Kinen, added: "The track was riding softer underfoot and that must have helped him."

Rapper Dragon, who started the 2-5 favourite after proving himself Hong Kong's star middle-distance four-year-old, was travelling in midfield when Joao Moreira was forced to pull up with three and a half furlongs to run.

The Albert Hung-owned Classic series winner was taken to an equine hospital but could not be saved.

The vet Dr Christopher Riggs said: "Rapper Dragon suffered a severe fracture of his pelvis which unfortunately was coupled with serios complications. Despite our intensive care in the equine hospital, we were unable to save him."

Champions Mile result

Also on Sunday

Sha Tin: Chairman's Sprint Prize (Group 1) 6f, 3yo+

Lucky Bubbles, runner-up in the race last year, followed in Contentment's footsteps in the Champions Mile by going one better to record his first Group 1 success under visiting Australian jockey Hugh Bowman.

Always consistent, with three wins and four placings in seven outings before being demoted from third in last month's Sprint Cup, Lucky Bubbles got the run of the race to beat rising star Mr Stunning by a neck. Notlistenin'tome, back to form after a flop on dirt in Dubai, was half a length back in third.

Post-work lameness earlier in the week resulted in the withdrawal of Aerovelocity, the only Hong Kong horse to have won Group 1s in three jurisdictions who now retires to a legends' park in Australia, and Dundonnell.

Chairman's Sprint Prize result

He had no cover from his outside draw but then totally over-raced
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets