Cheltenham Tips – Quevega refund on Mares Hurdle has Cheltenham Festival punters in frenzy

Latest Cheltenham Festival tips and news as Betfred report refunds should Quevega win the OLBG Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham on the opening day on Tuesday, the firm announced this week.

The popular Salford based unit reports that it has jumped on the Cheltenham bandwagon by offering money back should the very popular favourite, Quevega, win the OLBG Mares Hurdle at the Festival.

With the horse winning the race the last five years. Betfred report that plenty of punters are taking them up on their offer.


Betfred have announced that they will refund bets shoudl QUEVEGA win the OLBG Mares hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday! Don’t forget you can also pick up £25 to spend on any race at the Festival as well! Click here to navigate through to the landing page and select ‘ Live Streaming’ at the top of the page and continue to watch the games!

Click here to claim your Betfred Quevega offer!

Sometimes offers put on the table by bookmakers are just too good to be true. Around the Cheltenham Festival this is very much the case.

If Quevega, who has won at the Festival for the last five years, wins the OLBG Mares Hurdle, Betfred will refund losing bets on the race.

If, I mean, when, the 8/11 shot wins she’ll become the first horse in history to win the same race six times.

The maximum refund is £25 and will be in the form of a free bet.

So this means, if you are thinking about taking her on, then you’ll be able to add some much needed security to your wager.

I’ll use the example of backing the second favourite Cockney Sparrow at 8/1. If you decide to take the 8/1 on offer you are in a fantastic position if staking with £25. If, as many people expect, Quevega runs out a winner, you’ll get your stake back but this is a horse race and anything can happen. If she is to underperform the one to take advantage will be Cockney Sparrow.

So, if John Quinn’s charge runs out the winner, you’ll get a return of £200. To my eyes it looks a bet to nothing as realistically only Cockney Sparrow has the gears to beat the great Mullins mare.

As women go, Quevega is arguably the most brilliant in the world. Just don’t tell the wife

She has been making punters smile for five years now as she strolled to victory in the Mares Hurdle on each occasion. Last year’s win was by the most impressive considering the carnage she found herself getting herself involved in at the top of the hill. She and Ruby Walsh were just fourth approaching the final flight but the pair scampered up the hill in their usual enthusiastic manner.

All has gone smoothly with her build up this season despite her being a notoriously difficult horse to train. Willie Mullins gave her a good blow out at Punchestown in February in racecourse gallop and even though Cheltenham will be her race of the season, they’ll be plenty under the bonnet to see her through.

Such is her greatness the race itself has been moved to an earlier slot in order to give it the terrestrial coverage it deserves. Jump racing’s wonder women will win and win well and if she does you’ll get your £25 stake back. Lovely jubbly.

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