Get non-runner no bet with Betfair at the Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival non-runner-no bet at Betfair

The road to the Cheltenham Festival is growing shorter by the day and top bookmaker and betting exchange Betfair are now non-runner no bet on all 28 races over the course of the week at the ‘greatest show on turf’.

With nine weeks to go until tapes up on the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Cheltenham Festival Tuesday leading bookmaker and betting exchange has announced it is now offering ‘non-runner no bet’ on all 28 races going to post throughout the course of the Festival.

Ante-post punters will be buoyed by the news as the announcement now gives a safety net surrounding ante-post betting with stakes being returned in the event of selections not running.

With the current and continued uncertainty surrounding the participation of Irish-trained horses due to Covid-19 travel restrictions the concession will surely be ever more popular as ante-post players look to get ahead of the betting markets and safeguard their cash should the unthinkable happen.

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‘Non-runner, no bet’: What is it?


For punters who like to get in early with their Cheltenham Festival tips and selections and potentially take advantage of a bigger price than might be available on the day, the Betfair ‘non-runner no bet’ concession offers a level of insurance against a particular horse not running in their intended race, either because they have an alternative target at the Cheltenham Festival or perhaps injury sustained in the lead-up to the Festival forces them out of the picture.

Should a selection not appear in either in their intended race or fail to make the Festival at all then the ‘non-runner no bet’ concession will return ante-post punters’ stakes on that selection; conversely, if the selection does run and win then punters will be paid out as normal and shrewd judges can often get a few points bigger with their early picks than might be available come post-time.

Betfair bonus offer and ‘non-runner no bet’


Don’t have a Betfair account? Don’t worry, new customers to the leading bookmaker and betting exchange can take advantage of their fantastic sign-up offer as well as the ‘non-runner no bet’ concession when they open an account.

Right now new customers can get up to £100 in free bets on their sportsbook and with ‘non-runner no bet’ added to the mix now is a perfect time to get in on the act.

Terms and conditions apply and all the information needed is on the Betfair website.