BetVictor are one of the leading bookmakers for horse racing and they have given punters every reason to visit the site and place their 2013 Cheltenham Festival bets thanks to a Non-Runner Free Bet offer which means that customers have already started to enjoy the refunds coming their way.
Have a bet on any Cheltenham Festival 2013 Antepost market and if your selection is a non-runner, BetVictor will refund your losing stake as a free bet!
Before Christmas, Paul Nicholls announced that Big Buck’s and Al Ferof would not be running again this season due to injury and the former was trading as favourite to win the World Hurdle for a fifth consecutive occasion. Al Ferof was the winner of the Paddy Power Gold Cup and many had backed it to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Therefore, BetVictor customers were refunded with a free bet if they backed either of the above horses and the same applies to any other horse that doesn’t make it to the Festival.
The big race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival is the Champion Hurdle, with Hurricane Fly looking to regain his crown after finishing a disappointing third in 2012 when Rock on Ruby was the winner.
The Fly is a 7/2 chance with Victor, who also make Darlan a 7/2 poke, although it looks to be a fiercely competitive heat and you could make a case for several charges in the race including Grandouet (7/1), Zarkandar (6/1) and Rock on Ruby (8/1).
The Queen Mother Champion Chase looks set to be won by Sprinter Sacre which is already trading at 2/5 to win the race, although the World Hurdle is a good deal more interesting and BetVictor actually have Quevega as their 5/1 favourite even if the mare is likely to stick with the Tuesday Mares’ race.
The Gold Cup is the blue riband race of the entire meeting and Bobs Worth is 11/4 with BetVictor, with many people backing this Nicky Henderson horse. Even so, Long Run is a best price 7/1 to win a second Gold Cup and the French-bred runner claimed a hard-fought victory in the King George on Boxing Day.