A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase is a unique spectacle on Ladies Day, Wednesday 15th March 2017, at the Cheltenham Festival. Run on the gruelling Cross-Country course over 3 and a half miles, the race features 32 obstacles. Previously a handicap, the race is now a conditions race, and it's a popular follow-up to the Queen Mother Chase. With fields of 16 runners in recent years, some online bookmakers are happy to give punters real value in this race, especially as it's the championship cross country race of the season, so expect 5 places each way on the Glenfarclas sponsored Cross Country Chase. Of course, offering 5 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 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase was introduced into the Cheltenham Festival as recently as 2005, and it's a stand-out race on the basis it's run over Cheltenham's magnificent Cross-Country course. Nina Carberry is the renowned Cross Country jockey having won this race 4 times, but watch out for any Enda Bolger trained runners as the County Limerick trainer is the renowned cross country master trainer. Indeed he's saddled 5 winners of the Glenfarclas and 2016 saw him win with Josie's Orders and also finish 3rd with Quantitativeeasing. From an extended each-way places perspective, bet365 were the only bookmaker to go 5 places each way in this last year and they also paid out at full 1/4 odds for the place part - handy when the 5th horse came in at 16/1.
With 16 runners as standard across recent renewals, online bookmakers pay out the standard 4 places each way at 1/4 odds for this handicap hurdle. However with the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase being one of the most anticipated races at the Cheltenham Festival for each-way betting, a growing number of bookmakers over recent seasons have promoted an additional place, with 5 places more than 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 5 places covers circa 25% of the field - a situation which can only drive the chances of profit for punters.
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In what is the most anticipated Cheltenham Festival for many years, bet365 will give their customers an unbeatable range of value-packed promotions that will no doubt include additional each way places. However it's not just the additional each way places which make bet365 a must-have online sports betting account at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.
Antepost backers get an unbeatable package of Non Runner, No Bet and Best Odds Guaranteed. That can't and won't be beaten. Non Runner, No Bet is across ALL RACES at Cheltenham 2017 - plenty of online competitors are not offering this on any Festival races, let alone all of them. Full refunds are in cash if your horse doesn't run. Their Best Odds Guaranteed promotions mean that you can take an early price with full confidence as you're guaranteed that if your horse goes off bigger on the day, you'll be paid the better price.
bet365 will also have their massively popular ITV Racing 4/1 promotion activated across all live ITV Racing Cheltenham Festival races. So if you back a winner at 4/1 or more in any ITV Racing live Cheltenham Festival race you'll receive a risk-free bet to the same stake on the next live ITV Racing race. This promotion is not just for Cheltenham but runs across all live ITV Racing meetings - totalling just under 100 shows per year.
For each-way punters bet365 will also pay out full 1/4 odds each way on ALL 28 Cheltenham races, where some online bookmakers will pay out 1/5 odds.
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 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase saw 16 starters go to post and some extended each way place offers were available.
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 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase from 2016 onwards:
Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase Recent Results