It is never too early to place a lucrative bat and even though horse races only start on Saturday, punters can already get in the saddle. Bet365 is once again the best place to wager on these events, because they run the immensely popular Channel 4 Free Bets campaign.

Just as the name suggests, it covers all the races broadcasted live by Channel 4 and players will receive a free bet of the same stake when they back a single winner on odds of 4 to 1 or above. Placing an early bet is virtually risk-free, because even if the odds rise by the time the race begins, Bet365 with adjust them so that members benefit from top value.

This is the schedule for the Saturday, October 4 races:

1.50 Newmarket
2.05 Ascot
2.20 Newmarket
2.40 Ascot
2.55 Newmarket
3.15 Ascot
3.30 Newmarket
3.50 Ascot

Those who prefer a different type of race, should know that the Sky Dogs 2/1 promotion covers all live Sky Sports greyhound races. Those who have an account with Coral and bet on these races, will have the wagers refunded up to a total of €25 if their selection finishes second beaten by a length or less. The only requirement is to bet on a greyhound that is given odds of 2/1 to win.