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 £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 £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 £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
    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
    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 £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
    £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 £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

Full house for Saturday as Wolverhampton passes noon inspection

Becher Chase takes place at Aintree on Saturday
1 of 1

Winter has arrived. The weather may be taking a turn for the worse, but it's at this point that the jumps season starts to hot up.

Sandown and Aintree will headline a cracking day of racing after passing inspections, the former needing a second check at 10am.

The Grade 1 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase is the highlight at Sandown, along with the Grade 1 Randoxhealth.com Henry VIII Novices' Chase. At Aintree, the Randox Health Becher Chase takes top billing. 

Racing also goes ahead at Chepstow, Navan and Wolverhampton following inspections on Saturday morning.


Going report

Aintree (first race 11.55)
Mildmay and hurdle courses - soft, heavy in places, National course - heavy, soft in places (conditions to be monitored)

Race distances:
Races 1 & 5: +105 yards
Race 2: +100 yards
Race 3: +140 yards
Race 4 & 7: +25 yards
Race 6: +135 yards

Chepstow (12.30)
Heavy (GoingStick: 4.5 chase, 4.2 hurdle)

Race distances:
Races 1, 3, 4 & 5: +84 yards
Races 2, 6 & 7: +54 yards

Navan (12.20)
Soft, soft to heavy in places

Sandown (12.05)
Good to soft 

Wetherby (11.45)
Soft (good to soft in places)

Race distances:
Race 1: +42 yards
Race 2+114 yards
Race 4: +144 yards
Race 6: +72 yards

Wolverhampton (5.45)
Standard


Key non-runners

1.30 Aintree: 9. Vic De Touzaine

2.20 Sandown: 4. Rayvin Black

2.45 Chepstow: 10. Buachaill Alainn

2.55 Sandown: 4. Ordinary World


Market movers

12.50 Navan: Martello Park into 7-2 (from 6)

3.05 Navan: Acapella Bourgeois into 11-10 (from 11-8)


What to back

Read the views of our regional correspondents and other experts in Tips Box.

Pricewise (£) and Paul Kealy (£) provide their best bets for Tingle Creek day. 


What to read

There was sad news to report yesterday following the death of former champion Flat trainer Peter Walwyn at the age of 84.

Terrifying news also broke in the US with a fast-moving forest fire hitting the San Luis Rey Downs training facility – approximately 25 horses are feared to have died while stable staff let loose horses that were stuck in their stable. 


What to watch

 


The best of Racing Post Sport

Football experts Mark Langdon and Dan Childs offer up their best bets for today's games.

There are also some big fights this evening – take a look at Dan Williams' predictions.


Final thought 

Fingers crossed for a positive update from the San Luis Rey Downs training facility in San Diego this morning. Any animal lover would agree the social media footage from yesterday's forest fire was shocking – hopefully as many horses as possible have been saved.


Read The Briefing from 8.30am daily on racingpost.com with all the day's latest going, weather, market moves and non-runner news

Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets