Sky Bet – Money Back Offer (14:25 York)

It’s Day 2 of the Dante Festival 2022 on Thursday, and you don’t want to miss this Sky Bet offer! Place a bet on the 14:25 York, 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 £8.52 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Applies to your first cash bet on a horse running in the 14:25 York on Thursday 12th May 2022.
  • Your qualifying bet must be placed between 11:00 on Tuesday 10th May 2022 and 14:25 (race-off) on Thursday 12th May 2022.
  • 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, Noon Star is available at back odds of 4.333 (10/3) and lay odds of 5.00.

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 £8.70…

Sky Bet logo

Place £10.00 on Noon Star @ 4.333 = Potential profit of £33.33

Smarkets logo

Lay £8.70 on Noon Star @ 5.00 = Potential liability of £34.80


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

OutcomeSky BetSmarketsCashbackProfit/Loss
Noon Star wins+ £33.33– £34.80£1.47 loss
Noon Star finishes 2nd– £10.00+ £8.52+ £10.00£8.52 profit
Any other outcome– £10.00+ £8.52£1.48 loss

So, you’ll make a nice profit of £8.52 if Noon Star finishes 2nd. Any other outcome and you’ll lose a maximum of £1.48. Risking £1.48 to make a potential profit of £8.52 gives you effective odds of 6.76, 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.

* Noon Star finished 5th, resulting in a £1.48 loss on this Sky Bet offer. *

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