Willie Mullins Cheltenham Festival 2017 Offers: Enhanced odds of 40/1 on a Mullins winner on Day 1 of the 2017 Festival
Here we give details of the best enhanced odds offers and promotions relating to legendary Irish trainer Willie Mullins – including the cracking offer from RaceBets of 40/1 on Mullins to saddle at least one winner on Day One of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.
Willie Mullins – who has saddled an amazing 48 winners at the Cheltenham Festival over the years – has really taken the meeting by storm in recent years. He was the top Cheltenham Festival trainer in each of the last four years as well as in 2011. It is no surprise, therefore, that punters are keen to bet on him for the 2017 Festival – and the bookies are keen to bring out some cracking Willie Mullins betting offers to get the punters interested!
Also check out our main Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers and Promotions page for a host of great bookie bonuses!
RaceBets 40/1 Willie Mullins Day One Winner Offer – New Customers
This new customer offer from RaceBets – who specialise in horse racing betting – is perhaps the best of the early betting offers for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.
Given that Mullins has a habit of loading the opening day of the Festival with top quality horses, we fully expect him to get a winner or three on Tuesday 14th March 2017.
To get involved in this RaceBets offer you need to join the bookie using Promo Code MULLINS40 and deposit at least £10.
You then need to “mobile verify” your offer code before placing a bet of £1.00 on the 40/1 Mullins Special market in the Ante Post section.
Then if Mullins does saddle one or more winners on the opening day of the Festival, you’ll be paid out £40 in bonus funds. You will need to roll this bonus amount over three times at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5 in decimal) before withdrawing any funds.
Please see the full terms and conditions of the offer at the RaceBets website. Note that this offer is an alternative to the standard RaceBets £50 Free Bet welcome offer.
Betfair 8/1 Willie Mullins to be Top Trainer Offer – New Customers
Betfair have some great Cheltenham offers to choose from this year, not least the enhanced odds of 8/1 they are offering new customers for Willie Mullins to be the top trainer at Cheltenham (again!).
Mullins has been the top trainer in each of the last four Festivals and have every chance of landing the accolade once again in 2017. The max bet permitted for the offer is £10, and the winnings are paid in free bets.
Betfair also offers up to £100 in additional free bets if you choose to place further bets with them – see the Betfair site for the full terms.
How many winners will Willie Mullins train on Day One at the Cheltenham Festival 2017?
As mentioned, Mullins has a cracking record in recent years at the Festival and particularly on the opening day. Let’s take a look at his chances in the day one races at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival so we can assess just how good any Day One Mullins offers really are.
13.30 – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
Mullins has won three of the last four Supreme Novices’ and only missed out last year due to the absolute brilliance of Altior.
This year he has the bookies’ favourite Melon who impressed when storming his only hurdle to date at Leopardstown in January. He has a number of other possible contenders too, depending on how he shuffles his pack. But in Melon he has a decent chance rather than a dead cert.
14.10 – The Arkle
Mullins has saddled the winners of the last two Arkles with Un De Sceaux and Douvan, but it could be tough to emulate that in 2017. Last year’s Supreme Novices’ winner Altior is the 1/3 favourite to win this year’s Arkle (though we have a cracking 33/1 offer on Altior to win the Arkle, if you’re interested!).
Mullins does have the second favourite in the form of Yorkhill, but it is unclear whether he’ll line up for this one or something else. It is possible that for the first time in a good while, Mullins might miss out on both the opening two races.
14.50 – Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase
Mullins hasn’t targeted this race in recent years and has never won it. Unless he pulls something out of the bag we think he’ll be focussing on the other races on Day One.
15.30 – Champion Hurdle
One of the races Mullins has a decent chance of landing is the biggest of the day, the Champion Hurdle. He’s saddled four of the last six winners, including Annie Power last year and Faugheen the year before – both of whom miss this year’s Festival.
Yorkhill could be Mullins’ best chance here in what looks a wide open race, though he would have to be supplemented. Still, he’s as short as 11/4 with some bookies and he could give Mullins a massive win.
16.10 – Mares’ Hurdle
The Mares’ Hurdle has been very much up Mullins’ street – he’s won it eight times in a row! Many of those successes (six) came with the mighty mare Quevega, but the Irish trainer always seems to be able to pull a new wonder-mare out of the bag in time for Cheltenham.
Mullins’ defending champion, Vroum Vroum Mag could well come back to defend her crown here, with chief rival being the Gordon Elliott-trained Apple’s Jade. Mullins also has the six year old Limini – who won the Trull House Stud Mares’ Hurdle at last year’s Festival – available, and we fancy either could have the beating of Apple’s Jade on their day.
16.50 – National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
Mullins has won this one as both a jockey and a trainer and he has a few serious contenders on the card at the time of writing so we wouldn’t be surprised if he landed a win here.
17.30 – Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase
A tough one to call to say the least, we might be clutching at straws a little if we haven’t had a Mullins victory by this juncture!
We think that the best chances of a Mullins win on Day One of the 2017 Festival will come in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle, with the Mares’ Hurdle offering a decent back up.
We also think that 40/1 for any Mullins win is an offer that’s too good to turn down!