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
    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 £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 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
    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 £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
    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
  • 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

Kalashnikov a nice price to get punters off to a flyer in the Supreme

The ground won't hold any fears for Amy Murphy's Betfair hero

Kalashnikov can follow up his Newbury win in the festival opener
1 of 1

There’s too much of a gulf in price between KALASHNIKOV and Getabird given their respective form claims and Kalashnikov, a highly impressive winner of Newbury’s Betfair Hurdle, is taken to follow up.

Winner of his sole bumper start last term, Amy Murphy’s stable star has won three of his four starts over hurdles this season and lost little in defeat when second behind Summerville Boy in the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown on desperate ground.

The surface wasn’t much better at Newbury next time and again he didn’t seem to enjoy it, but he still stayed on strongly to pull clear from the second-last with his rivals well strung out behind.

That looks strong form, with runner-up Bleu Et Rouge the only horse to finish within 12 lengths of him.

The ground, which is likely to be on the soft side, won’t hold any fears for him now, but crucially it should be slightly better than at Newbury and that may well bring further improvement.

It’s hard to see Summerville Boy confirming the Tolworth form unless the ground is heavy. That is his only win in four runs over hurdles and trainer Tom George feels he will be a better horse next year.

Bookmakers prefer the Irish form and that’s understandable given the record of Irish-trained horses in this race, especially those of Willie Mullins.

However, Mullins felt Getabird was more of a staying type earlier in the season and his latest win over Mengli Khan at Punchestown may have been overrated given the runner-up needs quicker ground.

That still gives him a decent shout, especially on soft ground, but a bigger field and a faster gallop may just take him out of his comfort zone.

Mengli Khan could even reverse the form if the ground is closer to good.

Just below Listed class on the Flat, he won his first three starts over hurdles, including the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse in December, and may well have made it four from four in another Grade 1 at Leopardstown over Christmas but for running out through the wing of the second-last.

Sharjah was widely seen as an unlucky loser in that race having fallen at the last when travelling strongly, but he had already benefited from Mengli Khan’s exit and was put in his place by Samcro last time out.

Claimantakinforgan was third in last year’s Champion Bumper and could figure. He does have something to find judged on this season’s hurdles form, though, and a place would be a decent achievement on that evidence.

Read Kevin Morley's race-by-race guide to Tuesday's action in this week's Racing Post Weekender

He still stayed on strongly to pull clear from the second-last with his rivals well strung out behind. That looks strong form.
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets