Yesterday was like taking candy off a baby for much of the afternoon.
First, BetVictor paid out to a lot of people who didn't back Champagne Fever, and to a lot of people who did!
And William Hill got stuffed with an obvious each way winner (Champagne Fever) being followed home by the next three in the betting and a 14/1 shot for their five places offer.
Most firms got caned by offering a fifth place in the JLT Handicap Chase, for which Fruity O'Rooney bravely battled back.
And Paddy Power and RaceBets got properly filled in on their 'money back if Hurricane Fly wins' offers!
Yes, candy. Baby. 🙂
OK, so here are today's best bookie offers for Day Two at the Festival. Some are new customer only devices, and some are open to all. I'll highlight which is which here.
Bet365 Cheltenham Day Two Offers
For day two, bet365 are offering their 4/1 free bet offer on TV races. Basically, if you bet a winner at 4/1 or bigger, they'll give you a free bet to the same stake on the next TV race.
They're also promising to match the best price with the major firms all afternoon, from 10am.
Finally, bet365 are 1/4 odds 1-2-3-4-5 on the Coral Cup, and 1/3 odds 1-2-3-4 on the Champion Bumper, both of which are fair enough.
BetFred Cheltenham Day Two Offers
Not a great amount on offer at BetFred, but they are offering 1/4 odds 1-2-3-4-5 on the Coral Cup.
And they're offering to refund the place part of each way wagers as a free bet on the NH Chase if your horse finishes fourth (which is reasonable if hardly spectacular).
But what I love is that they're going 5/1 the field in a handicap race on the Champion Chase. Sprinter has to give his rivals nine lengths and more, and I think he can do it!
BetVictor Cheltenham Day Two Offers
BetVictor did their absolute brains in yesterday, and have nothing more than the following today:
They go 1/4 1-2-3-4-5 on the Coral Cup.
They're also matching your first £25 as a free bet for new customers, so this an ideal time to get involved if you're with BetVictor already.
Coral Cheltenham Day Two Offers
Coral have some great offers, headlined by their Sprinter Sacre at even money, which they're still holding. Obviously, this is a limited stake offer, but it's akin to finding money in the street, and I'm on and you should be too. A genuine reason to open an account with them.
As well as that, they'll refund bets on the Coral Cup if you finish second to Pendra. (Personally, I reckon if you think that might happen you should have a small exacta/forecast!)
This is still a good one though: place a £10 bet on the first Cheltenham race, and they'll give you £10 cash back as a free bet.
Happy hour price boosts from 10am, which are worth checking to see if they want to 'get' your fancy!
And they're FIVE places on their race, the Coral Cup, and FOUR places on the Champion Bumper.
Paddy Power Cheltenham Day Two Offers
Poor old Paddy and his inflatable pants (did you see them in the field at the back there?). They got absolutely brutalized yesterday with their 'money back if Hurricane Fly wins' offer on the Champion Hurdle.
Licking their wounds somewhat today, they're still going FIVE places on the Coral Cup, and FOUR places on the Champion Bumper.
RaceBets Cheltenham Day Two Offers
RaceBets are a very interesting newcomer. Not only are they giving new customers a £10 no deposit bet (enter 'geegeez' into the bonus code box to get this), but they're also offer money back if your horse finishes second to the favourite (max stake £50).
So you can have Back In Focus, Pont Alexandre, Unioniste, plus the handicap and bumper jollies all bailing you out if you're close but no cigar. Very fair offer.
SkyBet Cheltenham Day Two Offers
SkyBet will give you a £10 no deposit bet, just for signing up with them. (If you don't have an account with them, you should get one. It's free money to bet with, no strings).
They're also paying FIVE places on the Coral Cup, and FOUR places on the Champion Bumper.
Stan James Cheltenham Day Two Offers
Stan James guarantee to be top price on the RSA. They'll match the best the other high street bookies offer, so you'll at least know you're getting the best available. As they're also Best Odds Guarnteed, you'll get SP if that's better.
They're also offering new customers £10 when they bet £10.
William Hill Cheltenham Day Two Offers
William Hill will be sticking their neck out on a couple with their Priority Prices offer. They go 5/1 Boston Bob and 2/1 Pont Alexandre, which are standout prices if you fancy either of those two.