It's that time of year again. The Cheltenham Festival is only days away and the bookmakers are really digging deep with their promotional offers. First up is Betfair.
They have just released some limited time only ante post enhancements in preparation for the upcoming four days of epic racing which are for both new and existing customers.
There is a definite theme developing with the offers which is the assumption that Irish Champion trainer Willie Mullins is going to win nearly every race over the four day festival.
The chances are he's going to give everybody else a huge run for their money in his attempt to sweep the boards and yes he has some of the finest chasers in training which is why many of his runners are already odds but the favourites don't always win at Cheltenham.
That said, it's hard to bet against the likes of Annie Power, Douvan and Un De Sceaux.
Offers End This Friday 10am
9/1 Min to win the Supreme Novices Hurdle:
The favourite for the Supreme Novices Hurdle is ordinarily 7/4 so this 9/1 in enhancement is quite incredible.
Irish champion trainer has won this race for the last three years with Douvan in 2015, Vautour in 2014 and Champagne Fever in 2013.
All three winners have been ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh and owned by Susannah Ricci. If Min should win, it would be the fourth consecutive victory in the Supreme Novices for all three connections.
4/1 Douvan to win the Arkle:
Currently has odds of 4/11 ON so an offer of 4/1 is massive. Douvan was last year's Supreme Novices Winner and is the current ante-post favourite which is unsurprising given his unbroken winning streak which extends as far back as June 2014.
Again, Douvan comes courtesy of trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh who were winners in 2015 with un De Sceaux.
10/1 Annie Power to win the Champion Hurdle:
With a near perfect career record, it's difficult to see how Annie Power could be beaten in the Champion Hurdle. Having said that, she did fall in the Mare's Hurdle last year at the festival so nothing is impossible.
Identity Thief could have the measure of her on the day but with a Betfair enhancement to 10/1 from the normal odds of 7/4 it's well worth the bet.
The offers above are open to new customers only. The most you can bet is £10 and your winnings will be paid out as bonus bets which should see you nicely through the rest of the festival.
For exiting customers, Betfair is giving you a double promotion. The first is Bet £10, Get £30 in Bonus Bets and that is bumped up with ‘3 Bonus Bets when you back a winner'. So all you have to do is get one bet right to get three more free.
It's a solid offer for those of you who plan to back runners in more than one race and as EVERY Cheltenham Festival race is no Non Runner No Bet at Betfair, there is absolutely no risk of losing your money should your chosen horse not run.