This is not Cheltenham (It’s Lingfield)
So this week I’ve been doing a little experiment with matched betting without the “matched” part, which is otherwise known as “gambling” 🙂
However with so many offers flying around for the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival, if you bet in the right way may the odds be forever in your favour? (Answer… Yes). I could have ended up making less than straight up matched betting or even losing money, but this was a risk I was willing to take (mainly because I am lazy and it meant less time laying bets off).
Anyway if you missed the first two parts and want a better overview of the offers I was hitting up then see part one here, and how the first two days of the festival went see part two here. Here is how the final two days went!
cheltenham day three results
Before we start with the individual break down a little spoiler (if you remember the results at least). I fully subscribed to the Gamblers Fallacy today whereby I noted the champion jockey Ruby Walsh had not had many (any?) winners at all so far in the Festival. Seeing that he had three short priced favourites today I decided his luck could change today so I backed doubles and trebles across the short priced horses (Yorkhill, Un de Sceaux and Lets Dance) as well as Trebles, Quadruples and a 5 fold accumulator across all 5 of his mounts (the remaining two were Isleofhopendreams and Nichols Canyon). The five fold acca returned a cool £10K off of a £2.50 each way stake, a nice dream of course, but my total stake was only £80 for this bet and I was sure he’d get at least two winners and return my stake.
In case you hadn’t noticed this is nothing to do with matched betting, it is straight up gambling, but having made a bit of profit already on the festival I fancied having a flutter on top. I would not advise anyone else to do this, I am just telling you what I decided to do on this day! Anyway on with the results.