Betfair are offering best odds on Silviniaco Conti for the Gold Cup at 11/1 – plus money back if you lose!
Betfair have brought us some fantastic enhanced odds offers during the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, but it is just possible they have saved their best until last. The biggest race of the final day, the Festival as a whole and – many would argue – the whole National Hunt calendar is the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and to mark the occasion Betfair have enhanced the odds of the favourite, Silviniaco Conti to a whopping 11/1 (from around 3/1).
The offer is available to new customers only and as well as the massive odds boost, they will also refund your stake (as a free bet) if your bet loses AND (win or lose) you can then qualify for a further £100 in free bets by placing further bets with the bookie (terms available on the Betfair site).
The Paul Nicholls-trained nine-year-old has had two previous attempts at the Gold Cup, but fell in 2013 and let a lead slip in the closing stages last year. His trainer, however, asserts that the horse is in the form of his life, and after a very fine victory in the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day (by over four lengths from Dynaste) and a win in November at Haydock in the Betfair Chase, we are inclined to agree.
How to I claim the 11/1 odds on Silviniaco Conti?
- Simply visit Betfair and register your betting account, using Promo Code ZEP715
- Then deposit and bet £10 on Silviniaco Conti to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup (which runs at 3.20pm on Friday 13th March 2015)
- If he wins, you’ll be paid in cash to the standard odds then have the remainder topped up to 11/1 in free bets
- If he doesn’t win you’ll have your stake refunded as a free bet
- You will then receive a £20 free bet for every 4 x £10 bets placed up to a maximum of £100 in free bets
What odds are other bookies offering?
Most bookies are offering odds of between 3/1 and 4/1 for Silviniaco Conti to win the Gold Cup, with the exception of BetVictor, who have enhanced the price to a very nice 10/1 for new customers. The main differences are that it is a maximum bet of £5 (as opposed to £10 with Betfair), you don’t get your stake back if you lose and there are no further free bets to grab, as there are with Betfair.
But if you already have a Betfair account, then BetVictor are certainly the next best thing as there is still a great deal of value backing the Paul Nicholls favourite at 10s.