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Money Back Special (14:40 Kempton) – Ladbrokes

Posted by Matt (administrator) Matt
Start Time: 12/01/2019 14:40

There’s a big day of racing at Kempton on Saturday and you don’t want to miss this Money Back Special from Ladbrokes! Simply place a bet on the 14:40 at Kempton and if it loses, Ladbrokes will give us our money back as a free bet, up to £10.00. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £6.18 and here’s how…

Banner showing the 14.40 Kempton offer from Ladbrokes

Key Terms:

  • Qualifying bets must be placed between 18:00 on Friday 11th January 2019 and 14:40 (race-off) on Saturday 12th January 2019.
  • This offer applies to our first real money win or each way single bet on the 14:40 at Kempton.
  • If our bet loses, Ladbrokes will refund our stake as a free bet, up to a maximum of £10.00.

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 it should be done.

Losing stakes are refunded as a free bet, so this is effectively a risk-free bet offer. We therefore need to select a horse with long odds. Having looked at the odds available, we could place our qualifying bet on Doux Pretender.

At the time of writing, laying our bet at Betfair gives us the biggest guaranteed profit.

We can work out our lay stake by using the ‘Risk-Free Bet’ setting on my matched betting calculator. We can enter £8.00 as our ‘Cashback’ figure as this is the amount we can expect to extract (80%) from our £10.00 free bet, should our bet lose…

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: £

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 £8.62…

Ladbrokes logo

Place £10.00 on Doux Pretender @ 8.00 = Potential profit of £70.00

Betfair logo

Lay £8.62 on Doux Pretender @ 8.40 = Potential liability of £63.78


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

Outcome Bookie Exchange Extracted Profit/Loss
Doux Pretender wins +£70.00 -£63.78 £6.22 profit
Doux Pretender doesn't win -£10.00 +£8.18 +£8.00 £6.18 profit

So, regardless of the outcome, we’ll make a guaranteed profit of £6.18 on this Ladbrokes offer!

If our selection loses, our free bet will be credited within 24 hours and will be valid on horse racing markets for 7 days. Free bet stakes will not be returned with any winnings.

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

* Doux Pretender failed to win the race, resulting in a profit of £6.18 on this Ladbrokes offer. *


  1. toonjangles

    Can you use the odds boost with this offer? The T&Cs say no enhanced odds but not sure if this includes the boost

    1. Jamie

      Yeah you can I’ve done it loads of times

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