Build your free bets pot for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival with Betfair

Champ landing the RSA at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival

Betfair have an incredible offer for new customers wishing to have a bundle of free bets for Cheltenham next week. Simply bet £10 now and you’ll receive £50 in free bets (£10 now and £10 each day of the festival)

New customers: Bet £10, get £50 in free bets

What a fantastic offer this is for new Betfair customers looking to build their Cheltenham pot for next week. Bet £10 now and you’ll get £50 in free bets to play with (£10 now and £10 for each day of the Cheltenham Festival).

There’s no better feeling than heading into Festival week with cash in your betting account. Simply open your new Betfair account using the banner below and enjoy.

New and existing customers: Get a £10 free bet every week for five weeks

This massive Cheltenham Festival offer has arrived. It may be earlier than usual, but we are offering punters the opportunity to build a nice pot of free bets. Betfair are big believers in rewarding loyalty. Read on to see what they have for you at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

New and existing customers have the opportunity to build their own £50 pot, which will be added to your account the day before the Festival begins (March 15).

For five consecutive Saturdays leading up to the Festival, if you spend £20 on the Exchange, on any of Saturday’s UK and Irish racing, you will receive a £10 free bet for the Cheltenham Festival.

If you place a £20 bet for each and every one of those Saturdays, you will be rewarded with a grand total of £50 in free bets.

The following dates to qualify for your free bets are:

  • Saturday February 13
  • Saturday February 20
  • Saturday February 27
  • Saturday March 6
  • Saturday March 13

Can I back more than one horse to qualify?

The good news is you don’t have to place £20 on one horse to qualify. You can split your £20 into two £10 bets, four £5 bets and so on. As long as you hit the £20 mark, with minimum odds of 1.5, you will qualify for the free bet.

Our experts here at will be providing weekly tips on how they will spend their £20, so keep an eye out for that in the build up to the Festival.

Not sure how to place a Back Bet on the Exchange? Check out our Betfair Exchange Guide section.

Important Information

  • You must bet a minimum of £20 in Exchange bets on Saturday races, which excludes ante-post bets.
  • The maximum free bet you will receive each weekend is £10, which will be valid on Exchange markets only.
  • The offer is open to new and existing customers but Betfair Rewards “Basic” customers are excluded, and you can only take part using one account.
  • You must place a bet which has minimum odds of 1.5 to qualify towards being rewarded with the free £10 bet.
  • The free bet is not available on both SP bets or Each Way markets.
  • Your free bets will expire at the end of the Festival, so be sure to use them beforehand.

Saturday’s NAP of the Day

Running in the 3.15pm at Wolverhampton, Summerghand looks the one to be on. Had an outstanding time of things in 2020, winning the Stewards’ Cup from a mark of 108. He is just a pound higher here in a far less competitive race, beaten a neck over course and distance last time out. That was a better race than this despite the smaller field and having won on his only other visit to Wolverhampton, he is a confident selection to get his head back in front.

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