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 £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
    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
    £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
    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
    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
    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 £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
    £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 an account with Ladbrokes using promo code RP40 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.
  • 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 £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

Tom George: no fluke about Kempton second for Gold Cup hope Double Shuffle

Double Shuffle: on the Gold Cup trail after King George second
1 of 1

Bookmakers may be discounting Double Shuffle’s chance in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup but trainer Tom George on Thursday made it crystal clear there was no fluke about the eight-year-old’s close second to big race favourite Might Bite over Christmas and believes he will be even better suited to the demands of a Gold Cup. 

Widely available at 40-1, ten times the best price on offer about Might Bite, Double Shuffle heads into Gold Cup battle a fresh horse having been rested since his Boxing Day second in the King George VI Chase, where he closed to within a length of the favourite.

“He’s up against it, no question about it but on the other side of it there was no fluke about his run in the King George,” said George.

“He was always in the first three and wasn’t picking up the pieces at the end, so there was nothing in the world to say that wasn’t him." 

He added: “He’s probably improved physically and mentally, and the other thing is he’s a true stayer, which is going to be to his advantage. He actually ran at Cheltenham as a five-year-old when he was very immature and finished in front of Might Bite then.

"The hood has made a difference and you can ride him positively with that on. He was staying on in the King George and I think he’ll like Cheltenham as much as anyone. He likes better ground too and we’ll give it our best go.”

Summerville Boy: a leading festival hope for Tom George
Away from the might of Henderson, Mullins and Elliott, few would quibble with the squad George is assembling for Cheltenham, with novice hurdlers Summerville Boy and Black Op among front rank.  

“Summerville Boy is in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and no decision has been made yet,” he said.

“He definitely goes there and would stay the longer trip but equally has the speed for two miles, so we might as well see what the ground is like and who is turning up.  

“The Tolworth form is working out very well and that was on heavy ground he didn’t particularly like either.”

Black Op also has options, with entries in the Ballymore and Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, with the only thing clear at this stage that he and Summerville Boy will not be contesting the same race.  
 

He added: “We’ll wait and see with him too but he appreciates better ground and is a strong-travelling horse. His form looks solid.”

Also on the team sheet is triple Grade 1 winner God’s Own, who will bid to make it third time lucky in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.  

“He’s had a stop-start campaign but ran well behind Waiting Patiently at Kempton last time and that will have blown the cobwebs away,” said George.

“Last year could easily have been his year but he made two horrendous mistakes that cost him the race. He’s ten but not lacking the enthusiasm and his record speaks for itself in these Grade 1s.”

Another Grade 1 winner, The Worlds End, is heading to the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle and George said: “He's been struggling in the ground all winter but has improved with each run and, on good to soft ground, you will see improvement again.”  

The trainer’s first and only winner at the festival remains Galileo in what is now the Ballymore in 2002, although there have been some near misses since, including Singlefarmpayment losing the Ultima Handicap Chase by a short-head last year.

George confirmed he is on course for the same race, while stablemate Wild West Wind is bound for the Kim Muir.  


Read exclusive tipping, interviews and comment when you join Members’ Club Ultimate. Enjoy your first month free when you subscribe using promo code FREETRIAL. Find out more here


 

 

He’s probably improved physically and mentally, and the other thing is he’s a true stayer, which is going to be to his advantage
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets