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Have you got your Willie Insurance? Make sure you do with Paddy Power’s huge Cheltenham Festival Money-Back Special offer

Douvan and Un De Sceaux are many people's day one bankers at the Cheltenham Festival, and Paddy Power's two crazy Money-Back Specials means now you can insure your Willie

by Josh Powell | February 24, 2015

Paddy Power is no stranger to blockbuster Cheltenham offers, but this one takes the biscuit. In fact, forget the biscuit. It’s more generous than a measly custard cream. It’s a slap-up five-course meal, peaking with the finest steak you can imagine and a cheesecake that is lighter than the clouds. This year’s Cheltenham Festival offer is just that mouthwatering and it’s on two opening-day races.

RACE 1 Money Back all losers if Douvan wins the Supreme Novices’
RACE 2 Money Back all losers if Un De Sceaux wins the Arkle Chase

  • Take advantage of this massive MBS by getting stuck into the Cheltenham Festival betting here: Desktop | Mobile

It is the level of generosity that makes Mother Teresa look stingy, and sets punters up perfectly for day one of the Festival. Douvan is being described as the Irish banker, while it is widely accepted that if Un De Sceaux stays on his feet he wins. For many punters that makes a simple double, but here’s your chance to insure your Willie Mullins duo.

Back another horse in that race, and if it gets beat not only does your double keep rolling but you get your cash back as a free bet on the loser. The perfect safety net to make sure you kick-start the Festival with a load of cash in you pocket.

Ruby Walsh, rider of both hotpots said: ‘They’re both rock solid and two of my best for the week, maybe they’re trying to put people off backing but I wouldn’t put you off, and if I was a bookie there’s not a sniff I’d be taking them on like this. Paddy must hate money – I hope he’s cleaned out!’

In case you were under any doubts about how good these two horses are, take a peek at these key numbers…


  • Douvan was a 12 length winner of a two mile Novice Hurdle at Gowran Park in November on his first race in Ireland. The horse that had to chase his tail home that day was Sizing John – a subsequent winner of a Grade 1 at the Leopardstown Festival.
  • Douvan himself followed up his Gowran Park romp with the Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in January.
  • ‘He’s a fine, big horse and is exciting. He’s probably quicker than Vautour. Vautour doesn’t have a huge turn of foot, whereas Douvan would definitely have more gears’. Ruby Walsh, January 2015

Un de Sceaux840

  • Will Douvan reign Supreme? Get the latest Cheltenham Festival betting here: Desktop | Mobile

Un De Sceaux

  • Un De Sceaux’s two chase wins this season have been by a combined 27 lengths
  • In a Grade 1 chase at Leopardstown in January Un De Sceaux faced Clarcam (a 17 length winner of a Grade 1 at the Leopardstown Festival at Christmas) and Gilgamboa (a 24 length winner of a Grade 2 at Limerick in December). He won easily.
  • ‘He doesn’t stop and he doesn’t quit and he’ll find plenty for a smack if needed. I love the way he goes at fences and never backs off. He was really impressive at Leopardstown, quickened off the bend and galloped to the line.’ Ruby Walsh, January 2015

Two years ago punters hit Paddy for £2.2m on Cheltenham Tuesday as Hurricane Fly won the Champion Hurdle but it would appear the boss has a short memory with this offer. Yet again Ruby Walsh will be having Paddy’s pants down on day one of Cheltenham – will we ever learn?

  • Take advantage of this monster Cheltenham offer here at Desktop | Mobile

The T&Cs…
Applies from 8am, 24th February 2015
Applies to win (and win part of each way) single bets only
Refunds will be in the form of a free bet, maximum £€50 per customer per race
Does not apply to extra racing markets
Does not apply to Tote bets
Selections must run to qualify for a refund

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