Thistlecrack To Head For King George In Shock Entry

🏆£20 RISK FREE first bet at Paddy Power on any sports market - money back in CASH if your selection loses 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. 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 Paypal 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.
Claim Bonus

Thistlecrack

2016 King George VI Chase winner Thistlecrack has today been announced that he will be entered for the contest on Boxing Day after having only had a prep run over hurdles.

Assistant trainer Joe Tizzard this morning explained the 11 year old has come out of his clash Newbury clash with Paisley Park in the Grade Two Long Distance Hurdle in good shape only finishing a length down to the superstar hurdler.

Thistlecrack is a Cheltenham festival winner landing the Stayers Hurdle in 2016 and also in the same year went on to land the prestigious Boxing Day Grade One at Kempton in his first season over fences.

Many thought that the veteran would stay over hurdles this season and be entered in the Grade One Marsh Hurdle at Ascot in a rematch with last year's Stayers Hurdle winner but having not been in the five day decs for the contest, it was announced he will bid for a second King George VI.

Thistlecrack has run in the Kempton highlight for the last three years, with his victory over stablemate Cue Card and two-time race winner Silviniaco Conti followed by a fourth to winner Might Bite in 2017 and a second last year when he fought tooth and nail with Clan Des Obeaux who managed to get the better of him in the latter stages.

(Credit Racing Post) "He is going to Kempton," said Tizzard.

"Tom Scu [Tom Scudamore] has been in this morning and schooled him over fences. He's in good form and he's been first and second in the race so that's where he's going to go.

"He ran really well at Newbury the other day and his form in the race is really strong. He's not getting any younger but he's in good nick and he schooled lovely this morning so he deserves to take his chance."

The was talk of the 2018 Gold Cup winner Native River being supplemented for the Boxing Day feature but with the ground not looking to be heavy on the day of the meeting the nine year old will be aimed elsewhere.

(Credit Racing Post) With the King George supplementary option, Tizzard said: "That's not going to happen, it was just Dad [Colin] thinking out loud. We'll just run the two – Lostintranslation and Thistlecrack."

Asked if Native River could be seen in the Welsh National he added: "No, we won't see him over Christmas. We might run him once more before the Gold Cup. We could go for the Denman or the Cotswold Chase, something like that."

🏆£20 RISK FREE first bet at Paddy Power on any sports market - money back in CASH if your selection loses 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. 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 Paypal 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.
Claim Bonus

Free Bets & Offers

🚀 Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets!
FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER.2 X £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+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
🥊 Tyson Fury to win by KO/TKO/DQ @ 100/1! 🥊
New Customers bet max £1 bet on Tyson Fury to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification and get a £5 Live Casino bonus;' 40x wagering to release winnings; 3 day expiry. If Tyson wins, get the Enhanced odds paid in free bets; to be used on any sports market; cashed out bets excluded. Offer available from 09:00GMT on Friday 14th February 2020 and 04:00GMT on Sunday 23rd February 2020. Credit or Debit card only, minimum deposit £5. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. 18+ | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus
GET A £20 RISK FREE FIRST BET!
New customers only. Sportsbook bets only, minimum odds 1/5 (1.2). Refunds are awarded as CASH, up to a max of £20 . Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal are eligible. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🚀 GET UP TO £50 IN FREE BETS 🚀
New customers only. Min deposit £20 to £50 to get free bets. Free bets rewarded as 4 free bets that total deposit amount. Free bets unlocked when real money bets (min odds 1/2) totalling free bet amount are placed within first 7 days. Min odds 1/2, 2+ legs & expire in 7 days. Winnings credited in cash. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £30 in Free Bets 🌟
New customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet add odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 free sports bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 casino bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the casino bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Credit/debit card deposits only. Geographical restrictions and T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Claim Bonus
🏆£20 RISK FREE first bet at Paddy Power on any sports market - money back in CASH if your selection loses 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. 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 Paypal 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.
Claim Bonus
🔵 Bet £5 & Get £20 in Free Bets! 🔵
18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets 🚀
New Customers Only in UK. Min Deposit: £10. Free Bet up to £30. Credit/Debit Card deposits only. Free Bet credited upon playthrough of first deposit. Deposit must be wagered at 3/4 (1.75)+ Full Terms Apply
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.