CHELTENHAM BOOKMAKER OFFERS;
The best week of the year means the best offers of the year, bookies will be falling over themselves to get your custom with free bets and money back specials. There's loads of new customer offers out there and make the most of them all if you can but as most people will already hold accounts with the majority of the firms i'm just going to quickly round up the best offers for Cheltenham week for existing customers here;
SKYBET - Place a bet on the 1.30pm race each day of the Cheltenham Festival and if your horse does not win then Skybet will refund your stake as a free bet up to £25 (Win bets and win part of each way bets). Quite simply the best offer you'll find. Everybody should be doing this. Free bets expire after 3 days so please ensure you use them.
PADDYPOWER - If your horse finishes 2nd in any race in the Cheltenham Festival then Paddy Power will refund your stake as a free bet up to £25. Applies to singles only. (Win bets and win part of each way bets). Very good offer. Free bets will be valid for 7 days, same again don't forget to use them should you have one credited this week.
BETFAIR SPORTSBOOK - DAY ONE - If your horse wins at SP odds of 3/1 or greater, you’ll receive 3 free bets to the same value as your stake in addition to your winnings. Max £25. Very good offer again, especially if you're betting in the two handicaps tomorrow. For the other 3 days of the festival the same offer applies with Betfair but you receive 1 free bet instead of 3 which is still decent.
BET365 - Channel 4/1 Offer, back any single winner at 4/1 or more on a race televised live on Channel 4 (The first 4 or 5 races every day at Cheltenham) and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake on the next live Channel 4 race. Up to £50.
One other thing to consider when placing your bets this week is each way enhancements;
Different bookmakers will offer different terms in different races. For example Im 99% sure that a few firms will pay extra places in the Coral Cup race on Wednesday (firms will offer 5, maybe 6, places instead of the normal 4), the same will apply to other races throughout the week. These enhancements are not a reason to have a bet for the sake of it but if you're planning on betting in the races anyway obviously be sure to check that you're getting the best possible terms out there. The same applies to each way terms, some bookies will offer 1/5 of the odds for each way, some will offer 1/4. As i've written before theres really no excuse to lose out on profit no matter how small just because we haven't checked if another firm are offering us better terms or better prices, that all of course applies to Cheltenham week too.
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