Champion Hurdle Free BetStan James, sponsors of the 2012 Champion Hurdle at this season’s showpiece National Hunt race meeting – the Cheltenham Festival – are offering all customers the chance of a no strings attached free bet on the Champion Hurdle in March, simply by getting involved with this weekend’s big race, the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.

The Fighting Fifth Hurdle is the first Grade 1 hurdles race of the National Hunt season and traditionally provides a big clue as to the identity of the eventual Champion Hurdle winner, come the Cheltenham Festival.

All you need to do to qualify for a free Cheltenham Champion Hurdle bet courtesy of sponsors Stan James, is to place a bet on Saturday’s Fighting Fifth Hurdle and if your horse wins the race, the popular online bookmaker will automatically match your bet on that horse for the Champion Hurdle!

There are no catches – the bet can be of any size, there are no other bets required to qualify – simply back the winner of the Fighting Fifth and automatically get a free bet on the same horse in March’s Champion Hurdle.

All new accounts with Stan James are eligible for a further £150 in free bets, so get involved with this weekend’s sporting action.

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