BETDAQ AT CHELTENHAM: Where to bet and how to bet are often as important as what you bet on when the competition is so fierce on and off the track. The Betdaq Exchange is just one of the options out there, but as the analysis shows, if you like backing big priced winners at the Cheltenham Festival then you need it on your side.
We’ve taken a glance, and only a glance, at the prices the Betdaq Exchange returned across the last three years at the Cheltenham Festival and you will be amazed at the results.
2018 Cheltenham Festival – Exchange Prices and Results
Native River landed the Gold Cup for the Tizzard camp and Richard Johnson in the plate, the Champion Hurdler was Buveur D’Air again, the Champion Chaser was obviously Altior and the Stayers Hurdle crown went to the classy Penhill.
None of these were shocks in terms of odds, but there were a few from the week that stood out in terms of returns on the exchange.
Farclas landed the Triumph Hurdle at 12s on the exchange versus just 8s with the traditional layers and that’s a huge difference for a well touted Gordon Elliott trained winner at the Festival.
Small change though when compared to the County Hurdle winner Mohaayyed at 72/1 v 28/1, the Cross Country Chase scorer and hugely popular Pacher Du Polder 30/1 v 18/1, and another Elliott scorer on the week Veneer Of Charm landing the Fred Winter at 20/1 with the bookies but a far more rewarding 47/1 with the exchange backers.
This was a solid example of the value that can be had, and that’s just a taster of what was to come in 2019 and beyond.
2019 Cheltenham Festival – Exchange Prices and Results
The year Willie Mullins finally landed the big one as Al Boum Photo took the Gold Cup under Paul Townend and the green and gold colours of Espoir D’Allen came home a famous winner of the Champion Hurdle, whilst the Champion Chaser of 2019 was Altior once more the Stayers Hurdle found a new hero with Paisley Park running everything down up the famous Cheltenham hill.
Starting with Mark Walsh and Espoir D’Allen the traditional bookies sent him off an 18/1 shot for the Champion Hurdle but those playing on the exchange were in clover, as he returned 30/1 with the machine and almost double the reward for picking the same horse!
2019 threw up plenty more exchange price successes with Eglantine Du Seuil scoring at 94/1 in the Mares Novices’ Hurdle for Willie Mullians versus just 50/1 with the bookies, the second in that race was Concertista at 66/1 but the exchange sent the classy mare off at 176/1!
Pentland Hills took the Triumph for Nicky Henderson at an exchange price of 38/1 versus just the 20/1 with the high street layers, but the true stars of the show in terms of crazy exchange prices at the biggest show on turf were Croco Bay in the Grand Annual, and the now high profile Minella Indo in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle of 2019.
Minella Indo managed to cling on and beat Commander of Fleet in the Albert Bartlett and was sent off at a very generous 50/1 with the bookies, but the exchange punters who latched on to Racheal Blackmore’s ride were getting paid at 144/1 for finding the same bet.
Croco Bay was a 66/1 winner of the Grand Annual for unfashionable trainer and jockey combination of Ben Case and Kielan Woods, but with an exchange return of 227/1, they are a firm favourite here in highlighting just how much value can be found on the Betdaq exchange when the racing is at it’s most competitive.
2020 Cheltenham Festival – Exchange Prices and Results
Al Boum Photo made Willie Mullins a dual Gold Cup winning trainer in the space of two Festivals with a repeat win in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, whilst the Champion Chase went to the gallant grey Poltilogue. We saw Envoi Allen win again at the Festival in the Ballymore whilst Epatante gave Barry Geraghty a special moment in the Champion Hurdle.
Lisnagar Oscar was the show stealer though for those now intrigued by the price differences between the exchange on Betdaq and the normal high street betting shops.
Adam Wedge was sent off at 50/1 aboard the Rebecca Curtis trained stayer but belied those odds with a famous win and one that rewarded Betdaq exchange punters at 112/1!
There was an even bigger winner on the week, with an exchange price of 243/1 returned for Foxhunters winner It Came To Pass from the O’Sullivan camp. A remarkable result but one that the bookies only saw fit to pay out at 66/1, which again highlights the huge difference that can be found at the Cheltenham Festival is you have the Betdaq Exchange on your side.