Great news for those taking early prices, Paddy Power have gone ‘non-runner-no bet’ on all races at the Cheltenham Festival! Many punters like to pick a Cheltenham horse early when they are a big price as they think they have a good chance at a big race.

An advantage of this type of betting is that you may get a better price for a horse than if you waited for the declarations.

The main disadvantage of ante post betting is that if your horse doesn’t run it is considered a loser – and you normally lose your stake!!! Well not with Paddy Power at this year’s Chelteham Festival. Paddy Power have suspended the normal ante post rules early and declare ‘Non runner No Bet’ on all Cheltenham Festvial races.

In other news PADDY POWER has installed Aegean Dawn as 5-1 favourite for Saturday’s feature Paddy Power Imperial Cup at Sandown, the last big race before the tapes go up at Cheltenham.

Many of the connections of the possible runners will be hoping that they have the right horse to pull off a Paddy Power Imperial Cup-Festival race double, which earns them a lucrative bonus of £75,000 from Paddy Power.