The Cheltenham Festival is perhaps the most anticipated event of the year for Matched Bettors. Four days of great racing with plenty of chance to make some profit lies ahead!
Because of the significance of this event, we've made an easy to use guide that will tell you everything you need to know about the festival, help you stay organised, and ultimately make profiting easier!
The main offers for the Cheltenham Festival will be posted up each day on our Reload Offers Dashboard. Using this tool throughout the festival is an absolute must as it'll save you plenty of time, however we do also recommend that you have an Oddsmonkey account because you will likely be using a variety of tools they have to offer all the way through the festival. Also, Oddsmonkey will have an extensive list of refund offers (e.g. a second to SP Fav list) for those of you that are around in the day time, allowing you to potentially boost your profits even more!
New to Horse Racing? Not around in the day time? Do not worry! Our Bitesize Cheltenham Guide is available here!
Bitesize Guide: https://www.teamprofit.com/cheltenham-2020-mini-guide
Oddsmonkey 10 Day Trial: https://www.teamprofit.com/go/oddsmonkey
Extra Places Guide: https://www.teamprofit.com/extra-places-guide
Combining Liability Guide: https://www.teamprofit.com/combining-liability
Best Odds Guaranteed List: https://www.teamprofit.com/best-odds-guaranteed
Smarkets Sign Up: https://www.teamprofit.com/go/smarkets
Cheltenham Festival Details
- Dates: Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th March
- First Race Each Day: 13:30
- Last Race Each Day: 17:30
- Daily Timetable: 7 Races starting every 40 minutes (13:30, 14:10, 14:50, 15:30, 16:10, 16:50, 17:30)
- Official Website: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/cheltenham/events-tickets/the-festival/
There's going to be alot of racing offers over Cheltenham. Some of these will be guaranteed profit, whilst others may require a certain outcome to happen for you to profit. Below, I've listed the main types of offer that you should look at targeting, and have given a brief run down of the strategy for each one. When completing these offers, you will benefit more by signing up to Smarkets and receiving a lower commission rate (2% flat, or 0% if linked with Oddsmonkey).
Bet X Get Y - These offers don't come around often on the horses, however there will be a few of them at the Cheltenham Festival and you will be able to complete them very easily!
Price Boosts - These are the easiest type of offer to complete as there's no messing about with free bets required.
"Risk Free" Bet - Some bookies offer money back as either cash or a free bet if your horse doesn't win the race. These are great offers that can bring in a decent amount of profit!
Refund If 2nd/3rd/4th - A popular offer that will generally be on one race per day. The key to this offer is to keep your qualifying loss low.
Refund If X Horse Wins - A popular one from Paddypower and possibly other bookmakers. Very similar to the above offer, however you can lock in some profit on this one.
Extra Places - This is for the more advanced Matched Bettor as it generally requires a fairly large bankroll, and a lot of discipline.
Day 4 Offers
Oddsmonkey Cheltenham Tools
Oddsmonkey will be a very profitable tool to have this Cheltenham. If you don't have them yet, sign up here and get 10 days for £1. The festival lasts 4 days and you're getting 10 days for £1 - it's a no brainer! They will have an offer thread with all of the available offers over the festival, as well as their notoriously lucrative price boosts thread where you should be able to make a few hundred pounds alone. This will more than cover your £1 cost, and you'll still have a further 6 days of membership!
Best Odds Guaranteed
Best odds guaranteed is a promotion that most bookies offer on the horses. If you bet on a horse and the price increases, and it wins, you will receive payment for the increased price. This can be extremely profitable and you can read more about it here.
Alot of the bookies restrict when you are eligible for BOG (best odds guaranteed) though, and so you need to try and keep your betting within the correct times for each bookie, just incase you qualify. Some will allow you to bet at any time and be eligible, but others may be "day of the race", or "after 9am on the day of the race". See the list below for more info on when a bet can be placed!
Offer Archive: Day 3
Offer Archive: Day 2
13:30 (First Race)
Bet X Get Y
Bet X Get Y
Refund If 2nd/3rd/4th/5th
Refund If 2nd/3rd/4th
Refund If 2nd/3rd
Refund If 2nd/3rd
Refund If 2nd
Refund If 2nd
Offer Archive: Day 1
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