A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
The Kim Muir Handicap Chase always features a large field on St Patrick's Day, Thursday 16th November 2017, at the Cheltenham Festival. One of the handicap highlights of any Festival, the Kim Muir is for amateur riders only and is run over 3 miles, 2 furlongs with 19 fences. The Kim Muir is always the last race on Festival Thursday and is often a tricky race for punters to read, although each way opportunities are aplenty. With big fields of up to 24 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 Kim Muir Handicap Chase. 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 bookmakers.
Formally known as the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup, the Kim Muir Handicap Chase has been a staple of the Cheltenham Festival since the Second World War. In recent years it's been the domain of amateur rider Jamie Codd who has won 4 of the races since 2009. Codd has won the last 2 runnings with David Pipe trained The Package in 2015 and aboard Cause of Causes wearing the JP McManus colours in 2016. Cause of Causes also provided Gordon Elliot with his first winner in the Kim Muir with other recent winners provided by David Pipe (x2), Jonjo O'Neill and Nigel Twiston-Davies. Interestingly Willie Mullins or Paul Nicholls have never trained a winner in this race.
With anything up to 24 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers pay out the standard 4 places each way at 1/4 odds for this handicap chase. However with the Kim Muir Handicap Chase being one of the most anticipated handicaps 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 5 places covers circa 20% 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 Kim Muir Handicap Chase saw 22 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 Kim Muir Handicap Chase from 2016 onwards:
Kim Muir Handicap Chase Recent Results