Extra places at Cheltenham means better value
Genie is always searching high and low for the best deal around for the Cheltenham special offers and, in recent years, a lot of the top bookmakers have been offering Cheltenham specials such as extra places on the main races, as well as those with bigger fields. Competition among bookmakers tends to means good news for punters. If you are new to online betting and want to get the best deal around then check out the free bets table at the foot of the page.
As bookmakers try to get as many new accounts as they can on the opening days of the Cheltenham festival, it is often the Tuesday and Wednesday that are heavy loaded with extra places.
For those of you not in the know and extra place is one over and beyond the normal place terms paid on that race. For example if you have a field with 20 runners it is the industry norm to pay place terms on the first 4 horses over the line. ‘Extra Place’ special means that, for this race only, the bookie will pay out on the first 5 horses over the line.
Judging by previous years experience we should expect extra places on a selection of the following races from Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Bet365 and William Hill in the following Festival races.
Extra Place Races
Tuesday 16th March
13:30 Supreme Novices Hurdle (4 places)
14:05 Arkle Challenge Trophy (4 places)
15:20 Champion Hurdle (4 places)
16:40 Mares Hurdle (5 places)
Wednesday 17th March
1:30 National Hunt (4 places)
16:40 Fred Winter Handicap (5 places)
17:20 Champion Bumper (5 places)
Thursday 18th March
1:30 Novices Handicap Hurdle
16:00 Festival Plate (5 places)
Friday 19th March
13:30 Triumph Hurdle (4 places)
15:20 Cheltenham Gold Cup (4 places)
17:15 Grand Annual Chase (5 places)
We hope that you found our guide to Cheltenham extra places helpful. We will update the article with exact details of where to find these extra places on the week of the festival when online betting companies serve to outdo one another. Check out the free bets table below for the best sign-up offers around.
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