Sky Bet – Money Back Offer (13:15 Kelso)

There’s a big day of racing at Kelso on Saturday, and you don’t want to miss this Sky Bet offer! Place a bet on the 13:15 Kelso, and if your horse finishes 2nd, Sky Bet will refund your stake as cash, up to £10.00. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives you a potential profit of £9.57 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Applies to your first cash bet on a horse running in the 13:15 Kelso on Saturday 4th March 2023.
  • Your qualifying bet must be placed between 11:00 on Thursday 2nd March 2023, and 13:15 (race-off) on Saturday 4th March 2023.
  • Win singles or win part of each way singles only.
  • 5 runners and Sky Bet will pay ‘Money back if 2nd’.
  • 4 or fewer runners and Sky Bet reserve the right to withdraw the offer without prior notice.
  • Maximum cash refund of £10.00
  • Cash refunds will be credited within 72 hours of race completion.

Qualifying bet

Please see my ‘Qualifying Bets Guide‘ if you’d like more information about them and how they work.

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

At the time of writing, ‘Bill Baxter‘ is available at back odds of 4.50 (7/2) and lay odds of 4.70.

Smarkets works best for this offer

For this offer, Smarkets are the best option due to Sky Bet being part of the same group as Betfair.

Laying your bet at Betfair would probably be fine, but if you don’t want to risk it, Smarkets is your safest bet.

  • 0% commission for 60 days

You can calculate your 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: £

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 you that your lay stake should be £9.57.

Sky Bet logo

Place £10.00 on ‘Bill Baxter’ @ 4.50 = Potential profit of £35.00

Smarkets logo

Lay £9.57 on ‘Bill Baxter’ @ 4.70 = Potential liability of £35.40


Let’s look at your profit/loss for the possible outcomes.

OutcomeSky BetSmarketsCashbackProfit/Loss
Bill Baxter wins+ £35.00– £35.40£0.40 loss
Bill Baxter finishes 2nd– £10.00+ £9.57+ £10.00£9.57 profit
Any other outcome– £10.00+ £9.57£0.43 loss

So, you’ll make a nice profit of £9.57 if Bill Baxter finishes 2nd. Any other outcome and you’ll lose a maximum of £0.43. Risking £0.43 to make a potential profit of £9.57 gives you effective odds of 23.26, which I’m sure you’ll agree, makes this a profitable offer in the long run.

If eligible, your cash refund will be credited within 72 hours of completion of the race.

* Bill Baxter won the race, resulting in a £0.40 loss on this Sky Bet offer. *

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