They were one of the first bookmakers to go Non Runner No Bet (NRNB) on the four Cheltenham championship races at this year’s Festival, and now bet365 have gone Non Runner No Bet on ALL 28 races at the 2017 event.
This is as well as offering their generous ITV Racing 4/1 Offer, and the new customers Welcome Bonus up to a maximum of £200.00.
bet365 don’t change any of their offers over the course of the festival, and they don’t generally do any gimmicks of enhanced odds on a particular horse for new customers. They usually just keep the £200 welcome bonus, and their ITV 4/1 offer going throughout the whole of the Festival. The offers are exactly the same as they are every Saturday.
With Thistlecrack the latest high profile withdrawal, the Non Runner No Bet offer is proving to be a Godsend for punters this year.
Using the Non Runner No Bet offer, you can take a chance of backing a horse at Ante-post odds and if the horse is withdrawn for any reason, you get your money back (you don’t generally get your money back on antepost bets if your horse is a non runner).
At this stage of proceedings some horses are entered into more than one race, as trainers and owners keep their options open.
Obviously a horse can’t run in two races, so the horse will definitely be withdrawn from one of the two races in the build up to the Festival, this is why you get the longer odds, and the main reason why Non Runner No Bet, is such good value.
When you add into the equation that horses like Many Clouds, Don Cossack, and Min won’t be running for a variety reasons, you can see the excellent value of Non Runner No Bet.
Most bookmakers will do this offer on the main 4 Cheltenham Festival Championship races, the Champions Hurdle, run on Tuesday, Wednesday’s Queen Mother Chase, the World Hurdle on Thursday, and Friday’s showpiece event, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Keep your eyes peeled for this offer when you are shopping around. If you don’t see this offer, then I would either leave that bookmaker alone, or keep an eye on it and wait for it to go Non Runner No Bet on the Cheltenham Festvial.