It is a busy week in the UK horseracing calendar and it culminates with the Group 1 St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday. It is the world’s oldest Classic and it carries a hefty prize purse, so it always attracts a strong field. Unbeaten three-year-old Logician is the favourite to triumph this year after pulling off a superb victory in the Great Voltigeur Stakes last time out. William Hill is offering best odds guaranteed on all UK horseracing, so you can take a price on a horse and still be paid out at the higher odds if the starting price is greater than the one you took. It is also paying out extra places at a number of big races, while you will get your money back as cash up to £10 if your horse finishes second on selected races. There must be four or more runners and the minimum odds are 3/1 to qualify.
Betfred will return your stake up to £10 if the horse you bet on is beaten by a neck or less. It is always an agonising sensation when your selection is just pipped to the post by a narrow margin, but at least you get a free bet to make up for it with Betfred. It also has a best odds guaranteed offer and extra place deals, as do Bet365, Ladbrokes and various others. If you place a multiple like a Lucky 15, Lucky 31 or Lucky 63 on horseracing selections with Betfred and only one horse you pick wins, you will get a One Winner Bonus. If you get just one winner on a Lucky 15, you get three times the odds. That goes up to four times the odds on a Lucky 31 and five times the odds on a Lucky 63, which can really help your overall margins.
The rugby World Cup begins in Japan this month and Paddy Power is giving away a trip to the final as part of its Paddy’s Rewards Club. Every time you place a bet of £5 or more between now and October 7, you receive a place in the draw. If your name is pulled out of the hat, you will win return flights to Tokyo, five nights in a five-star hotel, two Category A tickets to the final with Gold level hospitality, a guided tour of Mount Fuji and other perks, plus £1,000 in spending money and a £1,000 free bet to place on the final. The winner will be drawn on October 8. Fifty entries will be chosen at random, and they will go into a final draw, whereby the overall winner will be chosen.
The new NHL season has just begun and Bet365 is promoting an early payout offer. If you bet on a team to win on the moneyline for a particular game and it goes 17 points up, you will be paid out, even if the team goes on to lose. Moneyline is a straight single winner bet, as opposed to a spread bet (handicap). The offer is valid on single and multiple moneyline bets between now and Super Bowl LIV. Bet365 has a similar offer on football matches, whereby you are paid out if the team you bet on goes 2-0 up in a particular match.