Betfair suffered website failure at the worst possible time on Saturday afternoon – five minutes before kick-off in the English Premier League’s afternoon games and ahead of the UK’s feature horse races at Warwick. The outage lasted for most of the first-half.

Skybet also had website problems on Saturday afternoon, but to a much lesser extent than Betfair. Are the operators asking too much of their platforms these days?
In the racing Nigel Twiston-Davies’ The New One (1/2f) looked good in recording a 16 length win in the Grade 2 Leamington Novices’ Hurdle. The trainer told Sportinglife.com that he could search for another race for him before any run at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
There was a good finish in the Betfred Classic Chase with Rigadin de Beauchene (5/1) denying Charlie Longsdon’s Pete The Feat (7/2f) a sixth win in a row, who finished third.
Paddy Power were offering 3/1 to new phone customers for a Manchester United win on Sunday and were also offering ‘best price’ 4/1 for Robin Van Persie to be first goalscorer.