The Coronation Cup takes place on the opening day of a two-day festival at Epsom Downs racecourse which ultimately concludes with the running of the Derby. It was first held back in 1902 and while, for the casual punter, it may be overshadowed by the big event that follows, there is plenty of interest in the Coronation Cup for the serious gambler.
To get players warmed up for the festival, the bookmakers also like to publish a range of offers and promotions. This was certainly the case for the Coronation Cup 2018 and we expect the trend to continue so here is our guide on what to look out for.
Coronation Cup odds enhancements and price boosts will tend to fall into one of two categories. They will either be for specifically for new customers who have not yet signed up with the bookmaker in question or they will be offered up for all account holders to take advantage of.
New customer deals might typically take the favourite for the race and increase their win price significantly. So, you might see those Coronation Cup odds lift from something like 7/2 to 20/1 or possibly even higher. As a possible alternative, a bookie might take three likely horses for the race and issue a price increase for each one.
In return for those big increases, there are some terms to keep in mind and these include the likelihood of a fixed stake which can typically range between £1.00 and £10.00. In addition, the enhanced part of the Coronation Cup betting odds will probably be paid out in free bet tokens.
There are, therefore a number of points to keep in mind but if those tokens are used wisely then they can lead to even bigger profits so these new customer deals are well worth looking out for.
Once you’re already on board with a bookmaker, you can still receive price boosts for the biggest horse races. In fact, for the Coronation Cup 2018, there were more of these deals than there were for new account holders.
You can expect to see the odds for the Coronation Cup taken by the bookmakers in question and given just a small increase. In some cases, these can be lifted by less than one point but because there are few, if any restrictions, this type of offer is arguably more popular.
In return for those smaller boosts, these promotions are balanced by the fact that there is unlikely to be a restriction on staking limits beyond the bookmaker’s usual rules. As a further bonus, all payments should be coming back to you as cash with no free tokens and their expiry dates to concern you.
In both of the above sections, we’ve underlined typical terms listed by the bookies but these are subject to change so players should check all ts and cs to make sure they are happy before going ahead. We will also be listing the best of these price boost deals for both new and existing customers and will outline the significant points of each one as it comes in.
The list of bookies involved in Coronation Cup odds boosts is subject to change but the following have been quoting these promotions for many years now. In regards to offers for new customers, Ladbrokes and Coral are among the most active for price boosts on single horses while we’ve also seen newer operators such as Betway, SportNation and SportPesa starting to get involved.
Elsewhere, 888Sport are the most likely candidates when it comes to publishing an new customer offer that includes more than one horse.
For regular Coronation Cup betting odds increases that everyone can access, Ladbrokes and Betway are quite big players again but we’ve also seen plenty of these come in from William Hill, Winner Sports and many more.
This historic race is a spectacle in its own right and in a way, it’s a shame that the Derby follows on the very next day to eclipse the Coronation Cup as far as the occasional punter is concerned. This a Group One race for four years old and upwards, run over one mile, four furlongs and six yards of the Epsom track and with a big purse up for grabs, we can always look forward to a strong and competitive field.
For the Coronation Cup 2018, there was a good choice of price boost offers for both new and existing customers and while we can’t be certain about the horses or the prices involved for subsequent years, we expect it to be just as busy for the 2019 renewal and beyond.
You can stay up to date by scouring the bookies’ websites for any updates on these offers and you should look out for any email or SMS alerts from the sportsbooks that you’ve signed up with. Alternatively, just keep checking back with us as we will bring you the best Coronation Cup enhanced odds and price boosts as they are published.