down cross right results icon premium content video video hollow icon audio lifeNews icon-comment tick starFilled betSlip hot icon-liveCommentary refresh spinner arrow-down
coral logo ladbrokes logo betway logo williamHill logo bet365 logo paddypower logo unibet logo betfair logo skybet logo tote logo
TODAY'S OFFERS
TODAY'S BOOKMAKER OFFERS
Exclusive to new customers:
  • View offer
    Money back as a bonus up to £40
    Claim this offer
    Money back as a bonus up to £40 if your first racing bet loses + £10 casino bonus. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min odds of 2-5 (1.40), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    GET UP TO £100 IN FREE BETS
    Claim this offer
    New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £30 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    Open an account with William Hill using promo code P30, bet £10 and get £30 in free bets. Min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £30 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    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 7 days. Free bet will not be included in any winnings. T&Cs Apply
  • View offer
    Bet £5 get £20 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    Open an account with Ladbrokes and place £5 of bets, you'll get £20 in free bets. 18+ New UK+Ire customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1-2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Bet £5 get £20 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    Open an account with Sky Bet and get £20 in free bets when you place a £5 bet. First single and EW bet only. Odds of 1-1 or greater. 2x £10 bet tokens. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free bets are non withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions. Further T&Cs apply. 18+
  • View offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits
    Claim this offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    £10 risk-free first bet
    Claim this offer
    Place your first bet on Pools and if it loses we'll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first bet added to the betslip. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. E-wallet deposit restrictions apply.
  • View offer
    £20 RISK FREE FIRST BET
    Claim this offer
    New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £40 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    Open an account with William Hill using promo code W40, bet £10 and get £40 in free bets. Min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 4 x £10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    Bet £5 get £20 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    Open an account with Sky Bet and get £20 in free bets when you place a £5 bet. First single and EW bet only. Odds of 1-1 or greater. 2x £10 bet tokens. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free bets are non withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions. Further T&Cs apply. 18+
  • View offer
    UP TO £50 IN FREE SPORTS BETS
    Claim this offer
    Place a single £10 Sportsbook bet and get money back as a free bet if it loses. There are x5 Free Bets available. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10. Only deposits made via Credit/Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits
    Claim this offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    UP TO £50 IN FREE SPORTS BETS
    Claim this offer
    Place a single £10 Sportsbook bet and get money back as a free bet if it loses.There are x5 Free Bets available. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10. Only deposits made via Credit/Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £40 in free bets
    Claim this offer
    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 this offer
    Open an account with Ladbrokes and place £10 in bets and you'll get £40 in free bets. 18+ New UK+Ire customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £10 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1-2 = 4 x £10 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

Henderson rules out Grand National hope Whisper for the season

Whisper (right): had been a 33-1 chance for the Grand National
1 of 1

Whisper, who was being lined up for a shot at the Randox Health Grand National in April, has been ruled out for the season by trainer Nicky Henderson.

Twice a winner of the Grade 1 Silver Cross Stayers' Hurdle, the ten-year-old was being prepared for a return to Aintree for the biggest race of all – for which he was a 33-1 chance – but did not feature in the National entries revealed on Wednesday.

Later in the day, Henderson reported on his Unibet blog: "Whisper was not given an entry in the Grand National as an issue reared its ugly head over the weekend.

"Following veterinary investigations, and after discussions with his owner Dai Walters, it was decided we cannot continue training him for the remainder of the season, so consequently he's out of Aintree and for the season."

In his second full season as a chaser Whisper, who finished second in last season's RSA Chase, went down by a neck to Total Recall in the Ladbrokes Trophy before coming home a disappointing fifth in the King George last time.

Henderson has three potential alternatives in Gold Present, O O Seven and Vyta Du Roc, although the trainer warned Vyta Du Roc faces a race against time for Aintree after suffering a bout of colic.

Native River: will miss Aintree with Gold Cup the main target
Native River, last season's Hennessy (now Ladbrokes Trophy) and Welsh National winner, was another surprise absentee from the 105-strong entry for the National on April 14.

The Colin Tizzard-trained stayer had been a 20-1 chance but Garth and Anne Broom, who run their horses under the banner Brocade Racing, decided against a National bid.

"The owners didn't what to do it – it's all about the Gold Cup this year," said Tizzard's son and assistant Joe. "Dad and I tried to say we're keen, but it's their choice and there are lots of other options and he'll be running in the Bowl there [at Aintree].

"We're very keen to get one run into him before the Gold Cup and he's well on course to come back at Newbury [in the Betfair Denman Chase on Saturday week]. We've saved him for a spring campaign and he's in lovely form."

The Tizzard camp could rely on The Dutchman, Sizing Codelco and Third Intention in the Aintree showpiece.

"The Dutchman certainly jumps out from ours and we think he has Grand National written all over him," added Tizzard.

"He enjoyed being right up in there in the Peter Marsh when jumping and galloping them into the ground and he's going back to Haydock for the Grand National Trial in three weeks' time. He came to us with a good reputation and his first hurdle run at Haydock [second behind Sam Spinner] has turned out well."

There were a total of 40 entries from Ireland, including 11 possibles from Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud.

Last year O'Leary pulled out three of his higher-rated horses – including then-favourite Don Poli – after becoming embroiled in a row over the weights issued to Irish-based horses.

At the time he called on the BHA's head of handicapping Phil Smith, who will frame the handicap for the National for the final time before retirement, to explain his policy so Gigginstown "won't waste time entering good horses".

The National weights will be unveiled on February 13 during an evening ceremony at Bafta headquarters in London.

Grand National entries 


Members can read the latest exclusive interviews, news analysis and comment available from 6pm daily on racingpost.com


 

An issue reared its ugly head over the weekend
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Boylesport
RaceBets