This evening, news broke that Paddy Power have started to offer the “Non Runner, No Bet” concession on each of the four Championship races at the Cheltenham festival in March and given the doubts over where the likes of Annie Power, Faugheen & Vroum Vroum Mag are going to run, it is music to the ears of punters who can now bet in each race knowing that if their horse takes an alternative route, or indeed doesn’t turn up to the great National Hunt showcase at all, they will get their stake back at the very least.
The four NRNB races are the Champion Hurdle, the Champion Chase, the Gold Cup and the Stayers’ Hurdle, four of the most lucrative betting heats each and every year. At present, the questions being asked include will Annie Power get to defend her Champion Hurdle crown? Is Faugheen fit enough to attempt to emulate Hurricane Fly and regain his? And if that pair do line up at the festival, what does it mean for wonder mare Vroum Vroum Mag? Is she Mares’ Hurdle bound or going to remain at three-miles for the Stayers’ Hurdle?
Non Runner, No Bet means that we can now punt to our heart’s content minus worrying about the backlash from one of our selections missing the race we think they’re being targeted at and with a couple of months still to go until the Cheltenham tapes go up for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, a lot can happen in the life of a thoroughbred racehorse. It removes a significant amount of risk associated with ante-post betting and if there’s one thing you should have on your side before striking a bet, it’s definitely this concession.
Paddy Power have jumped the queue in their bid to add some life into the betting markets of the four Championship races and that’s not the only thing you can have on your side when punting with them, as they also offer £30 in Free Bets when you stake just £10 as a new customer. They have some of the most competitive odds around and as well as being able to bet on the Cheltenham festival with them, you’ll also be able to follow all of our profitable Horse Racing tips and Greyhound tips at the same time!
To sign up, all you have to do is click “CLAIM” on the banner on the sidebar and then “Register Now” when the new page opens. Once you place a £10 bet on ANY Sports market, you will get your £30 in Free Bets. Easy! In the lead up to the Cheltenham festival, Paddy Power will also be doing enhancements for any number of races and horses – the only way to take full advantage of that is by having an account with them. There are numerous benefits to registering and that’s why they’re one of the nation’s favourite bookmakers.
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