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Non-Runner Money Back and Best Price Guaranteed at Cheltenham


One of the best parts about the Cheltenham Festival is how the bookmakers generally attempt to outdo each other by offering up excellent value and an assortment of promotions to get punters to lock in the bulk of their festival wagers with one particular bookies.

Right on time, a number of top bookmakers have stepped up to the plate to offer up non-runner money back.

As of March 1, is offering up non-runner no bet on any Grade 1 race that is run at the Cheltenham Festival – this includes the Arkle Challenge Trophy, the Supreme Novices Hurdle, the Neptune Investment Management Hurdle, the RSA Chase, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the Champion Bumper, Ryanair Chase, World Hurdle, Triumph Hurdle and the big one – the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Additionally, the venerable bookmaker will be offering up inflated prices on selected runners based on how far out we are from the start of the festival.

One of the leading bookmakers in the land, Bet365, have offered up non-runner money back and best price guaranteed. Speaking to the Racing Post, Bet365’s Pay Cooney stated “It’s become traditional for us to offer this tremendous concession to customers from Racing Post Chase day onwards.” Declaring the arrangement a “safety net” for punters, he also went on to reiterate that the bookmakers generally take a loss when they offer these types of promotions but he was sure to mention that, “(we) are happy to take our chances again.”

Expect the ante post markets to kick into high gear over the weekend, especially if Ruby Walsh has a solid two days out at Newbury on Friday and Saturday.