A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
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The following bookmakers extended their each way terms at the BetVictor Gold Cup ran in December 2016. The remainder of bookmakers offered 4 places each way when the race started:
The BetVictor Golf Cup is the headline race at Cheltenham's Open Meeting. Previously known as the Paddy Power Gold Cup from 2003 to 2015, the BetVictor Gold Cup is a hugely popular Grade 3 Handicap run over 2 1/2 miles of Cheltenham's Old Course. The Open Meeting is the first major event of the National Hunt racing season and traditionally a select group of online bookmakers offer up 6 places each way at the BetVictor Gold Cup to win the business of horse racing punters. An additional each way place makes a huge difference in terms of generating profit from the race, so here's our guide to getting 6 places each way at the 2016 BetVictor Gold Cup.
The BetVictor Gold Cup headlines the Saturday afternoon action at Cheltenham's Open Meeting. Formerly known as the Mackeson Gold Cup, the race in recent times has been sponsored by Murphy's Brewery, Thomas Pink and latterly of course Irish bookmaker Paddy Power.
With over £91,000 to the winner of this Grade 3 Handicap, the race over 2 1/2 miles has been the target for many a trainer and owner over the years. Indeed since 2010 the race has been won by Paul Nicholls (twice), Alan King, Jonjo O'Neill (twice), David Pipe and Nigel Twiston-Davies. That's a high-class group of trainers.
With a maximum field of 20 runners in this Handicap race, most online bookmakers pay out the standard 4 places each way at 1/4 odds. However the first truly big race of the National Hunt season in recent times has been the ideal time for an adventurous bookmaker or two to actually give an additional place with 6 places each way at the BetVictor Gold Cup becoming more commonplace. Naturally 6 places covers over 25% of the field and adds real value if you can get it.
BetVictor Gold Cup Each Way Places Tracker
We track the value served by online bookmakers across the major National Hunt races. Extended each way terms gives punters a huge boost in terms of profit potential and is the perfect promotion for those who love to back big priced long-shots. With some High Street bookmakers still categorically giving their customers the standard each way terms, savvy punters have been using online bookmakers who have been offering far better value to their customers now for years.
2015 Each Way Terms Offered:
2016 Each Way Terms Offered:
Here's a breakdown of the horses and their prices that have been paid out on over and above the standard 4 places each way in the BetVictor Gold Cup from 2015 onwards:
- 2015: 5th Irish Cavalier 8/1.
- 2016: 5th Bouvreuil 12/1, 6th Thomas Crapper 33/1.
In the 2015 Paddy Power sponsored renewal, Rebecca Curtis trained Irish Cavalier went off as the well-backed 8/1 2nd favourite and things looked fantastically good for the Irish horse as it seemed to have everything else in the field covered at the second-last. However the Cheltenham hill found the relatively inexperienced 6 year-old horse out as Annacotty, under jockey Ian Popham, triumphed at 12/1. Irish Cavalier eventually trailed in 5th with most punters tearing up their betting slips in disgust. However those who'd backed the horse each way with race sponsor Paddy Power or William Hill received a consolation payout - at 2/1 for the 5th place for the full 1/4 odds.
2016 saw a new dawn for the race with BetVictor sponsoring the Grade 3 Handicap Chase. BetVictor went 6 places each way at full 1/4 odds, with Skybet matching the extended places, but at 1/5 odds. A fantastic value-add promotion for punters especially as only 17 horses started. Paddy Power went 5 places each way at 1/4 odds, with all of the other online bookmakers languishing with the standard 4 places each way. Those that backed Thomas Crapper at 33/1 with BetVictor or Skybet were overjoyed as the veteran 9 year old finished in 6th generating a tasty return.