Money Back Offer (13:30 Punchestown) – Paddy Power

There’s a big day of racing at Punchestown on Sunday and you don’t want to miss this Paddy Power money back offer! Simply place a bet of up to £10.00 on the 13:30 at Punchestown and if our horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th, Paddy Power will refund our stake as a free bet. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £7.10 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Applies to bets placed between 10:00 on Saturday 13th February 2021 and 13:30 (race-off) on Sunday 14th February 2021.
  • Applies to bets of up to £10.00 on the win market and the win part of each way bets only.
  • If less than 7 runners take part, this offer will revert to money back if 2nd.
  • If our horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th, Paddy Power will refund our stake as a free bet.

Qualifying bet

If you’d like more information about qualifying bets and how they work, please see my qualifying bets guide.

It’s entirely up to you which horse you go for, but it would make sense to select a horse with fairly short odds in the hope of a 2nd, 3rd or 4th place finish.

At the time of writing, the back and lay odds aren’t quite tight enough. Shady Operator is favourite to win the race at back odds of 3.00 (2/1). I’ll use lay odds of 3.25 to illustrate how this offer works and I’ll update the bottom of this post after the race with a genuine selection.

We can calculate our lay stake using my Matched Betting Calculator

Select bet type

Back Bet (Bookie)


Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)

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

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £9.29…

Place £10.00 on Shady Operator @ 3.00 = Potential profit of £20.00

Lay £9.29 on Shady Operator @ 3.25 = Potential liability of £20.90


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

OutcomePaddy PowerExchangeFree BetProfit/Loss
Shady Operator wins+ £20.00– £20.90£0.90 loss
Shady Operator finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th– £10.00+ £9.10+ £8.00£7.10 profit
Shady Operator finishes outside top 4– £10.00+ £9.10£0.90 loss

So, we’ll make a nice profit of £7.10 if Shady Operator finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th and we stand to lose £0.90 on any other outcome. Risking £0.90 to make a profit of £7.10 gives us effective odds of 8.89, which I’m sure you’ll agree, makes this a profitable offer in the long run.

If eligible, free bets will be credited within 2 hours of the race ending and will be valid on any horse racing market for 7 days.

If you’re unsure how to convert your £10.00 free bet into £8.00 cash (80%), please see my free bets guide for a walkthrough of how it should be done.

* Shady Operator was available at back odds of 2.00 and lay odds of 2.20. Shady Operator won the race, resulting in a loss of £1.00 on this Paddy Power offer. *

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Matt KirmanMatched Betting Blogger

Since 2014, I’ve blogged over £85,000 worth of profit, and made it my mission to make matched betting accessible to everyone.