A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
Update 15.3.18 - at present no bookmakers have extended beyond the standard 3 places each way for this race.
The Trull House Stud Mares' Hurdle is a relatively new addition to St Patrick's Day Thursday 15th March 2018, at the Cheltenham Festival. The Dawn Run Mares' Novices Hurdle is a Grade 2 contest run on Cheltenham's New Course. An additional race first run in 2016, this Mares' Novices Hurdle is run over a 2 mile 1 furlong trip. its already synonymous with Irish trainer Willie Mullins who has saddled all winners to date. With fields of up to 16 runners in-recent years, a number of online bookmakers are always looking to give their customers value, so an additional each way spot is certainly not out of the question in 2018. So 4 places each way at the 2018 Trull House Stud Novices' Mares Hurdle is a distinct possibility, as bookmakers look to offer maximum profit opportunity for their customers. its certainly a promotion which will drive 2018 Cheltenham Festival new customer registrations for savvy bookmakers.
Whilst Apple's Jade broke Willie Mullins domination of the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, the Ruby Walsh / Willie Mullins combination has continued to dominate the Mares' Novices Hurdle. The first running of this in 2016 saw 8/11F Limini bolt-up by 4 and a half lengths. 2017 was little different with Ruby tracking the field, until the final straight then pulling Let's Dance to the left between the last 2 flights. Her turn of foot fired her into a comfortable 2 and three quarter length victory over Gordon Elliott trained Barra. 2018 favourite Laurina is another off the Mullins production line, and is likely to go off odds-on.
With anything up to 16 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers up until now have paid the standard 3 places each way at 1/4 odds or increasingly commonly 1/5 odds for this Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle. However 2018 could see this change, as the competitive nature of the online bookmaker industry would make any field of 16 runners rife for an additional each way place. We could certainly see 4 places each way for the Mares' Novices Hurdle in 2018. It's worth remembering as a punter, that the big 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 4 places covers circa 25% of the field - a situation which can only drive the chances of profit.
At the time of writing, no bookmakers have extended beyond the standard each way terms. As soon as this changes we'll confirm details here.
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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 2018 renewal of the Trull House Stud Mares' Novices Hurdle could be the first year that sees online bookmakers offering extended each way place for the first time.
2017 Each Way Terms Offered:
Trull House Stud Mares' Novices Hurdle Recent Results: