Latest Cheltenham Festival tips and news, as Paddy Power announce their new refund offer on the Supreme Novices Hurdle for the opening day of the 2014 Festival.
There’s not long to go now as horse racing fans prepare to descend on the sleepy Gloucestershire village of Cheltenham for the jewel in the National Hunt Racing crown, the Cheltenham Festival.
CHELENHAM FESTIVAL – PADDIES OFFER
Supreme Novices Hurdle Refund
Firm also announces Non Runner No bet on ALL races
Paddy Power have announced they will refund selections should your horse finish 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the first race of the opening day at the Festival, the Supreme Novices Hurdle! PLus they offer a free £250 bet to all new customers to spend on any race at Cheltenham!
The Festival itself runs from Tuesday 11th March to Friday 14th March, and features only the top horses in the National Hunt season, as firms across the country are bracing themselves for another flurry of activity.
With around £600m expected to be wagered on the event, its certainly serious business for bookmakers, and with close to £6m in prize money for trainers and winning owners the spectacle has certainly become one of the featured sports events of the year.
The opening day of the Festival features one of the most anticipated races of the season, the Champion Hurdle, where Irish horse Hurricane Fly will attempt to hold on to the crown he won last year, under the jockeyship of Ruby Walsh.
My Tent or Yours, ridden by Champion jockey AP McCoy, and The New One, ridden by young jockey Sam Twiston-Davies will attempt to wrestle the prize from ‘The Fly’ coming up the famous Cheltenham Prestbury Park hill in whats sure to be a mouth watering encounter.
Lewis Jones, spokesman at CheltenhamTalk commented ” Its sure to be a cracking festival this year, and as a horse racing fan there’s no other place in the world I want to be come March. On the opening day we have the Champion Chase featuring Hurricane Fly, The New One and My Tent Or Yours, while Thursday we’ll see if Big Bucks can regain his World Hurdle after missing the Festival last year through injury. Or will Annie Power spoil the party? Of course Friday is Gold Cup day as Bobs Worth and Silviniaco Conti are expected to go close…its going to be some spectacle’
Of course Cheltenham would’t be Cheltenham without a off the wall offer from Paddy Power, who are famous for their publicity stunts around Cheltenham time.
The firm announced this week that they are offering refunds should your horse finish 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the opening race of the Festival, the Supreme Novices Hurdle.
A Paddy Power spokesman commented “It’s fair to say that we’ve always led the charge with Cheltenham specials, but we wanted to freshen things up this and we’ve come up with our biggest offer yet.”
There’s no doubt the firm has once again set the benchmark for Cheltenham, and its one in which its rivals will be ‘green’ with envy, win what is an already extremely competitive marketplace.