The summer racing calendar is heating up and punters will now turn their attention to Glorious Goodwood. The prestigious festival takes place over five action-packed days in West Sussex this week and many of the leading lights from Britain, Ireland and further afield will bid for glory. The races will be extremely competitive due to the prize pools on offer and the prestige associated with landing a winner there. You often see plenty of long odds winners, and 10Bet is giving away a £5 free bet every time your racing bet wins at odds of 5/1 or greater. You must stake at least £5 on the win to unlock this offer.
ITV will broadcast Glorious Goodwood and that could be good news for Bet365 customers. If you back the winner of a particular race at odds of 4/1 or greater, you will be awarded a risk free bet of up to £50 on the very next race. Your bet can be win or each-way, but your horse must win the race in order for you to unlock the offer. If the horse you back with your risk free bet wins, you keep the money. If it loses, you will be refunded.
Bet365 is now paying a third of the odds for unlimited places during 90 minutes when you place an each-way bet on the first goalscorer of a football match. This means you essentially place two bets: one on the player scoring first, and another on the player scoring at any time. If he scores first, both bets pay out. If he does not score first but does get on the scoresheet, only the second bet pays out. If he fails to score, both bets lose. To make it a worthwhile bet, you simply need to find players that are priced at 3/1 or greater to score first. If you place a £10 each-way bet on a player to score first at odds of 3/1, you will break even if he fails to score first but does find the back of the net. If you bet £10 each-way at 4/1 and he scores the second goal in the match, you make a profit of £3.33. If he is priced at 10/1 and only the place comes in, you still make a profit of £23.33.
The Ashes series begins at Edgbaston on Thursday and there is still time to take advantage of an intriguing offer from William Hill. If you bet £20 win or £10 each-way on a particular player to be named the top batsman in the series, you will get a £10 free bet every time he hits a century. There are five Tests and each one features two innings, so the maximum you could end up with is £100 in free bets. Centuries are more common in Tests than in shorter formats of the game, due to the general pace of proceedings. It is not uncommon for the likes of Steve Smith, David Warner and Joe Root to hit several centuries during a big Test series, so this could be an interesting option.