The bookies deals for the up coming Cheltenham Festival are really starting to hot up now, with Paddy Power also going non runner no bet, for the whole of the Festival.
What this means is any bets placed AntePost will be refunded if your horse doesn’t run, as opposed to the normal AntePost rules where you would lose your stake on a horse withdrawn from the race, as it would be treated as a losing bet.
If you don’t already have a Paddy Power account, you can open one here and get a market leading £50.00 Free Bet (the £50.00 free bet offer isn’t widely available these days), which you could use on the Cheltenham Festival.
Paddy Power are notoriously one of the best bookies for giving out special offers and promotions such as money back if your horse finishes second, or money back if your horse falls, etc, and now we have this excellent AntePost offer on the Cheltenham Festival to get stuck into as well.
Paddy Power are also well known supporters of top jockey Ruby Walsh, who writes a regular online blog for the Irish bookmaking firm, so I would keep my eyes peeled on Paddy’s website for plenty of Ruby Walsh Specials over the Festival.
Ruby is currently 2/5 favourite with Paddy Power to be top Cheltenham Festival Jockey, the second favourite is currently Bryan Cooper at 6/1, with AP McCoy down at 11/1 in his final ever Festival on the saddle.
We already know we can get no runner, no bet with bet365, so with Paddy Power also doing the same and other bookies likely to follow suit, it opens up plenty more options for us punters.
Any punter worth his salt would be mad to be placing Antepost bets with a bookie not offering ‘no runner no bet’ at Cheltenham.
The Festival itself starts on Tuesday 10th March and runs through to Friday 13th March, with 28 top class races taking place. Such a high quality horse racing event will have the bookies throwing stacks of offers and Cheltenham Festival Free Bets at us as they compete for our business, meaning if we can bet smart, we can improve our chances of making Cheltenham a profitable week.