A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle is always a hugely anticipated race on Ladies Day, Wednesday 15th November 2017, at the Cheltenham Festival. First run in 1983 and always sponsored by Coral, the Coral Cup always features one of the biggest fields of festival week. Punters always focus on the Coral Cup when it comes to backing value each-way runners and the 2 and half mile hurdle over 10 fences has thrown up big-price winners in the past. With fields of up to 28 runners in recent years, online bookmakers are always happy to give punters real value in this race, especially as it's one of the handicap highlights of the Cheltenham Festival, so expect 5 places or potentially even 6 places each way on the Coral Cup. Of course, offering 5 places each way or sometimes even 6 places each way is an excellent way to offer maximum profit opportunity for punters and is a promotion which will drive 2017 Cheltenham Festival new customer registrations for savvy online bookmakers.
The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle is one of the largest field races of any Cheltenham Festival. 28 runners has been the norm over the last 6 years and that makes each-way betting the order of the day. Naturally Coral are the race sponsor and they like to get involved with additional each-way places, but other competitors like bet365, Sky Bet and Paddy Power are always keen to maximise the chances for their customers. Both Gordon Elliott and Nicky Henderson have won this twice in the past 7 years and Paul Nicholls plus Alan King have also had recent winners. Big name trainers, with anything around the 14/1 - 16/1 are seemingly a very attractive price from a winner perspective.
With anything up to 28 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers pay out the standard 4 places each way at 1/4 odds for this handicap hurdle. However with the Coral Cup Hurdle being one of the biggest races at the Cheltenham Festival for each-way betting, a growing number of bookmakers over recent seasons have promoted an additional place or two, with 5 or even 6 places possible for the 2017 running. Remember online bookmakers have a new customer 'war chest' for the Cheltenham Festival, so offering additional each way places attracts new customers who spot the value to be had. Naturally 6 places covers circa 25% of the field - a situation which can only drive the chances of profit.
We track the value dished out 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 online punters have been using online bookmakers who have been offering far better value to their customers now for years. The 2016 renewal of the Coral Cup Hurdle saw 26 starters go to post and some extended each way place offers were available.
2017 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 Coral Cup Hurdle from 2016 onwards:
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