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Champion Hurdle 2020 Offer – Genting Bet

Start Time: 10/03/2020 15:30

It’s Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival 2020 on Tuesday and you don’t want to miss this Genting Bet offer! Simply place a single bet of £10.00+ on the Champion Hurdle and get a £10.00 free bet if our selection loses and Epatante wins the race. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £7.21 and here’s how…

Key Terms:

  • We must place a single bet of £10.00+ or £10.00 each way on the Champion Hurdle.
  • Our bet must be placed before 15:30 (race-off) on Tuesday 10th March 2020.
  • If our first bet loses and Epatante wins, we’ll get a £10.00 free bet.

Qualifying Bet:

If you’re unsure about how to place qualifying bets, check out my Qualifying Bet Strategy page for a walk-through guide on how they should be done.

For our qualifying bet, we need to back and lay any horse other than Epatante.

At the time of writing, the lay odds aren’t quite tight enough, so I’ll use fictional lay odds for Pentland Hills in the following example and I’ll update the bottom of the post with an actual selection after the race.

At the time of writing, laying our bet at Betfair is likely to give us the smallest qualifying loss.

Betfair are currently offering new customers 0% commission up to £500 for the first 30 days.

Banner showing the zero commission sign up offer from Betfair

Banner showing the zero commission sign up offer from Betfair

If you’re an existing Betfair customer, you can opt in to pay just 2% commission by selecting their Basic reward plan.

For more information about My Betfair Rewards and how to opt in, please see my Betfair 2% Commission page.

We can calculate our lay stake using my matched betting calculator…

Back Bet (Bookie)


Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)


Min £
Max £
Lay stake required: £
If back (bookie) bet wins
= £
If lay (exchange) bet wins
= £

Total profit: £

Optimal Underlay

Lay stake required: £
Exchange liability: £

If back (bookie) bet wins: £
If lay (exchange) bet wins: £

Optimal Overlay

Lay stake required: £
Exchange liability: £

If back (bookie) bet wins: £
If lay (exchange) bet wins: £

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £9.40…

Genting Bet logo

Place £10.00 on Pentland Hills @ 6.00 = Potential profit of £50.00

Betfair logo

Lay £9.40 on Pentland Hills @ 6.40 = Potential liability of £50.76


Let’s have a look at our potential profit/loss for the possible outcomes…

Pentland Hills wins+£50.00-£50.76£0.76 loss
Epatante wins-£10.00+£9.21+£8.00£7.21 profit
Another horse wins-£10.00+£9.21£0.79 loss

So, if Epatante wins, we’ll make a nice profit of £7.21! Any other outcome and we’ll lose a maximum of £0.79. Risking £0.79 to make a profit of £7.21, gives us effective odds of 10.13. So, given that Epatante is odds of just 4.333 (10/3) to win the race, this is a profitable offer in the long run.

If eligible, free bets will be credited within 2 hours of the race settling and will be valid for 3 days. Free bet stakes are not returned with any winnings.

If you’re unsure how to extract 80% cash from a £10.00 free bet, check out my Free Bet Strategy page for a walk-through guide on how it should be done.

* Cilaos Emery was available at back odds of 8.00 and lay odds of 8.40. Epatante won the race, resulting in a profit of £7.35 on this Genting Bet offer. *

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