Thursday, 14 January 2016

Twice as Nice at Half the Price

Everyone loves a bargain, myself included. That’s why I bought a small net of orange flavoured chocolate balls from Marks & Sparks last night, each one wrapped in orange foil to make them look like a miniature net of tangerines. Perfect for Christmas; just as good in January. In fact I bought three bags because I’m greedy. They were lovely: twice as nice for being half the price.

It’s the same with ante-post betting, except that we want everything at double the price. I don’t think we’ve seen the best of Holywell yet, so 33/1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup could look attractive in two months time. If he wins a prep race before March, it isn’t inconceivable that he’ll be 16/1 on the day.  

And we haven’t seen the best of Annie Power either – mainly because we haven’t see her at all. She can be backed at 5/1 for the World Hurdle with the proviso that you’ll get your money back if she doesn’t run. If she runs at Cheltenham, it would be easy to imagine her starting at 5/2 or lower – which makes her the sort of bargain we’re looking for.

But if you want to remove all hint of chance, why not click on the 'ticket' button on our website instead? We’ve started selling tickets for the season ahead and, as always, the first price is the best price. Early-bird offers are available for eight race-days (that's all of them with the exception of the Simply Red Race-day), allowing you to purchase tickets for half the price that they will be sold for on the day.
A total of 2,000 half price tickets are available, two hundred and fifty for each of the eight days. Prices start from as little as £6 for a senior citizen ticket in the Course Enclosure. Paddock Enclosure tickets are just £11.50 per adult and, although the number of early-bird tickets is restricted to two per household, additional tickets can be purchased at a discount of £3 compared to the normal on-the-day price.
Tickets for the Simply Red Race-day, on Saturday 28th May, are also available online at the standard price of £32.50. A booking fee of £2.50 applies to each transaction.
Hurry! (As they say on the sales posters.) Get your tickets now, while stocks last. When they’re gone, they’re gone!
With the money you’ve saved, you can back Lord Wishes on Sunday, our selection for the 2.10 at Kelso. An easy winner on his last outing at the same course, we expect him to make it two for the price of one.  

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