Sky Bet – Money Back Offer (14:05 Newmarket)

There’s a big day of racing at Newmarket on Saturday, and you don’t want to miss this Sky Bet offer! Place a bet on the 14:05 Newmarket, and if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th, Sky Bet will refund your stake as cash, up to £10.00. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives you a potential profit of £9.15 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Applies to your first cash bet on a horse running in the 14:05 Newmarket on Saturday 25th June 2022.
  • Your qualifying bet must be placed between 11:00 on Thursday 23rd June 2022 and 14:05 (race-off) on Saturday 25th June 2022.
  • Win singles or win part of each way singles only.
  • 8+ runners and Sky Bet will pay ‘Money back if 2nd, 3rd or 4th’.
  • 6 or 7 runners and Sky Bet will pay ‘Money back if 2nd or 3rd’.
  • 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, 3rd or 4th place finish.

At the time of writing, Minnetonka is available at back odds of 3.25 (9/4) and lay odds of 3.50.

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)

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Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)

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Min £
Max £
Lay stake required: £
Bookie
Exchange
Cashback
Total
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 £9.34

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Place £10.00 on Minnetonka @ 3.25 = Potential profit of £22.50

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Lay £9.34 on Minnetonka @ 3.50 = Potential liability of £23.35

Outcomes

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

OutcomeSky BetSmarketsCashbackProfit/Loss
Minnetonka wins+ £22.50– £23.35£0.85 loss
Minnetonka finishes
2nd, 3rd or 4th
– £10.00+ £9.15+ £10.00£9.15 profit
Any other outcome– £10.00+ £9.15£0.85 loss

So, you’ll make a nice profit of £9.15 if Minnetonka finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th. Any other outcome, and you’ll lose £0.85. Risking £0.85 to make a potential profit of £9.15 gives you effective odds of 11.76, 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.

* Minnetonka finished 5th, resulting in an £0.85 loss on this Sky Bet offer. *

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Since 2014, I’ve blogged over £60,000 worth of profit, and made it my mission to make matched betting accessible to everyone.