We can look forward to some great drama at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival but over the course of the four days, one jockey is expected to dominate. Ruby Walsh has been lining up a string of top class jumpers for next week and while the final declarations are still coming in, the 37 year old has his pick of runners.
In the open markets, Walsh is odds on favourite at a best of 4/6 with Betway and 888Sport to finish as the festival’s leading jockey. Elsewhere, Paddy Power have a standard price of 8/15 but with this new customer offer, the popular bookie is offering an impressive 7/1 for this particular outcome.
What to do
This is a deal for new customers only so, if you do not already possess an account with Paddy Power then you are perfectly free to follow it up. The first step is to sign up via the promotional landing page and then register with some basic details.
Now, you will need to fund your account so, when you are taken to the cashier’s page, be sure to credit at least £10.00 into that new account. From this point, stake up to £10.00 on Ruby Walsh to finish as the leading jockey in the Cheltenham 2017 markets and if you are successful, Paddy Power will directly credit your account with returns at their book price – currently 8/15.
7/1 is the total on the table here so, the balance up to that figure arrives as a free bet token. Please check up on all the terms and conditions relating to free bets and to the promotion in general.
Way out in front
Barring injury, Walsh should really coast to the leading jockey’s title. There is pressure behind him but with second favourite Noel Fehily some way behind at a top price of 8/1 with William Hill and Winner Sports, it underlines his expected dominance over the four days.
Let’s look at some of his intended rides:
- Douvan: Clear 1/3 favourite in the Queen Mother Champion Chase
- Un De Sceaux 4/1 favourite for the Ryanair Chase
- VroumVroum Mag: 6/4 favourite for the Mares Hurdle
- Djakadam: Highly fancied at 11/2 for the Gold Cup
Walsh has lined up other joint favourites plus some tempting outsiders too in the race to be crowned as top jockey. It may be a title that he wins at a canter but while nothing is completely certain, this is a strong bet and a great enhanced offer for new Paddy Power customers looking for extra Cheltenham value.