Heavyweights Golden Horn and Gleneagles go head-to-head in the race of the season at York on Wednesday and smug TV presenters will be tripping over themselves to tell you that no-one remembers second place.
Wrong my friend. So very, very wrong.
With Paddy Power’s free bet if second on all races at York this week finishing runner-up is nearly as good as winning. And you don’t have to be interviewed by Emma Ramsden.
Since we started our Horse Racing Special in August we’ve refunded tens of thousands in free bets to Paddy Power customers who thought they’d done their dough. (See T&C’s here)
And this isn’t only on the big race-days when Rishi Perad is fluffing his lines in front of the CH4 cameras. It’s been happening at one meeting, every day, since August 3rd.
Take Pontefract on August 5. When the heavily-backed 7/4 fav Kraftwork finished second to Back on Top (6/1).
Favourite backers were distraught but Paddy Power customers who checked their e-wallet were quids in.
One lucky punter who saw his selections beaten into second more times than Jim Furyk has picked up more than €1,800 in free bets in that time. Happy days!
And it doesn’t end there. All well as Paddy’s best price guaranteed offer on all UK and Irish racing we’ll be going Money Back as a free bet on all second-placed finishers (in races of 5 runners or more) at York’s four-day Ebor Festival.
Still think no-one remembers second-place?