Virgin Bet – Ayr Gold Cup 2021 Offer

It’s a big day of racing at Ayr on Saturday and you don’t want to miss this Virgin Bet offer! Place a bet on the Ayr Gold Cup (15:40) and we’ll get paid as a winner if our horse finishes 2nd. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £93.11 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Applies to win single bets on the 15:40 Ayr on Saturday 18th September 2021.
  • Maximum stake of £10.00.
  • Maximum bonus cash winnings of £500.00.

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 place finish (you’ll see why in a moment).

At the time of writing, Just Frank is available at back odds of 9.50 (17/2) and lay odds of 11.50.

Either exchange works for this offer

We can calculate our lay stakes 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 £8.28…

Virgin Bet logo

Place £10.00 on Just Frank @ 9.50 = Potential profit of £85.00

Betfair logo

Lay £8.28 on Just Frank @ 11.50 = Potential liability of £86.94


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

OutcomeVirgin BetBetfairProfit/Loss
Just Frank finishes 1st+ £85.00– £86.94£1.94 loss
Just Frank finishes 2nd+ £85.00+ £8.11£93.11 profit
Any other outcome– £10.00+ £8.11£1.89 loss

So, we would make a nice profit of £93.11 if Just Frank finishes 2nd and we would stand to lose a maximum of £1.94 on any other outcome. Risking £1.94 to make a potential profit of £93.11 gives us effective odds of 48.99, which I’m sure you’ll agree, makes this a profitable offer in the long run.

Any bonus cash winnings will be credited within 24 hours of the race finishing.

* Just Frank finished outside the top 2, resulting in a loss of £1.89 on this Virgin 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.