The worst-case scenario for those who routinely bet on horse racing, including the Cheltenham Festival is to wager on a horse that ends up not running in the event. In order to mitigate the negative effects of these situations, Betfair and Ladbrokes are running a Non-Runner No Bet promotion. Just as the name suggests, punters will have their stakes refunded if the horse does not run in any of the 27 races at Cheltenham.
Don Poli is credited with a decent chance at emerging victorious and those who trust this horse to win, will enjoy boosted odds of 8/1 at Betfair. An even better return on investment is guaranteed on Sprinter Sacre to prevail in the Queen Mother Chase and he is also among the top favorites. Punters who hope to maximize the return on investment can bet on the combined outcome and take advantage of odds of 16/1 on Sprinter Sacre and Don Poli both to win. This promotion is only available to new customers.
Risk-averse punters who fear the prospect of losing their cash due to an unforeseen event, will find the twin promotions running live at Betway much to their liking. If the horse falls, players will be entitled for reimbursement of up to €25, and they can get back twice as much money if Sire De Grugy wins the Champion Chase. Any bets placed prior to kickoff will be eligible for a refund of €50 or currency equivalent as long as players wager on the first race of the day.