LONDON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Sky Bet is capping off a spectacular Cheltenham Festival with two fantastic offers for Gold Cup Day. Sky Bet now are offering an unbeatable six places on all each-way bets in the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle. The amazing six places offer is now available across all Sky Bet betting channels, including phone, internet and mobile.
Sky Bet will kick off the final day of the Festival by offering four places instead of three in the opening JCB Triumph Hurdle, with Grumeti and Sadler's Risk the current joint 11/2 favourites.
Citizenship (7/1) leads the book for the 2.05 County Hurdle with Sky Bet punters given an unmatched six places for all each-way bets to warm up for the week's showpiece race, the Gold Cup.
The Grade 1 National Hunt Chase promises to be an intriguing battle between last year's winner Long Run (15/8) and Kauto Star (3/1) after the latter was cleared to race following a schooling fall last week.
The online bookmaker are also giving punters the chance to win a slice of £5,000 of free bets with the Cheltenham Gold Cup Challenge which is available on their Facebook page, topping off a perfect week for punters.
Sky Bet's Head of Racing, Richard Horner, said: "The County Hurdle is one of the hardest races of the Festival to judge so Sky Bet are giving punters a great offer by paying out on the first six on all each-way bets, to kick off what is sure to be a special Gold Cup Day with the rematch between Long Run and Kauto Star taking place later on the card."
Sky Bet are also offering customers the chance to win £5,000 in free bets in their Gold Cup Challenge. Predict the first three finishers in the Gold Cup in the correct order to be in with a chance of winning the £5,000 jackpot. The competition is free-to-enter and closes at 3pm on Friday, March 16th.
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SOURCE Sky Bet