SkyBet First Race Special

SkyBet First Race Special

SkyBet Money Back Special

If you are a frequent SkyBet punter you will know all about their First Race Cheltenham Special, but for those who are new to the concept, below are a few simple steps to make sure you are correct and qualified for the potential refund.

  1. Place a bet on the first race at Cheltenham each day.
  2. If your horse loses they will refund all win singles and the win part of each-way singles as a free bet up to £/€20 within 24 hours.
  3. E.g A £10 each-way bet (£20 total stake) would receive a £10 refund.
  4. This offer only applies to your FIRST BET, on a horse that runs, placed on the first race at Cheltenham. Deadline 13:30.

On this page we have compiled how we will be betting on the Money Back Special from SkyBet. This is taking the concept of the offer into consideration, for example we believe Samcro is the most likely winner of the Ballymore, however at a short price we wouldn’t advise backing this a single, therefore a healthier priced alternative is listed.

Tuesday 13:30 – Supreme Novice Hurdle

Paloma Blue at 12/1 HERE!

The Supreme Novice sprung up a surprise 50/1 winner in Labaik last year and we have found a healthy priced selection for this year’s renewal in Paloma Blue. The Irish have a fine record in the race and at 12/1 it looks decent value. This horse was very keen when third to the hot Ballymore favourite Samcro last time out, doing well to maintain a place in the frame and we believe he could well outrun his odds. Previously, he had done a job on subsequent winner Impact Factor which is form that ties in with Getabird, who has also dealth with Jessica Harrington’s 6-y-o. This looks solid enough form for us so hopefully they get the festival off to a great start.

Wednesday 13:30 – Ballymore Novices Hurdle

BlackOp at 11/1 HERE

Samcro has been hot topic leading up to the festival and we expect him to be hard to beat in this year’s Ballymore, but with this offer it makes sense to look for the value as his price is way too slim to be backed as a single. Our alternative is the Tom George trained Black Op, who finished well clear of the rest when headed late by the potentially smart Santini last time out. He looked to have the race in the bag that day but an error at the last took him out of rhythm and with the handicapper not being too harsh, you can’t really argue with 11/1.

Thursday 13:30 – JLT Novices Chase

Invitation Only at 7/2 HERE

It looks as though Willie Mullins has separated Invitation Only and Al Boum Photo into the JLT & the RSA and we believe the former has a cracking chance at 7/2. Ignoring the fall on seasonal return, his form figures over fences read 113, with the third coming behind Monalee in a messy finish in the Leopardstown Flogas Novice Chase. On that form, very little separates our selection and potential race-rival Monalee, who admittedly did very well to land a Grade1 on the back of a heavy fall, but the market has always suggested there is much more to come from Invitation Only, and re-united with Ruby Walsh he should be there or thereabouts at the finish.

Friday 13:30 – Triumph Hurdle

We Have A Dream At 7/1 HERE

Just the small matter of the Triumph Hurdle to kickstart the final day of the festival and we are siding the 5-timer seeking We Have A Dream. At the top end of the market, Apple’s Shakhira and Redicean’s chances are there for all to see, but Nicky Henderson’s charge seems to have gone under the radar a little in the build up to this and 7/1 looks a very nice price. There isn’t much substance to his form but the manner in which he has dealt with the opposition has been impressive and he rates a solid alternative to the shorter-priced race rivals.