Horse Racing

Non-Runner No Bet - 2024 Cheltenham Festival

The first bookmaker out of the blocks offering ‘Non-Runner No Bet’ terms for the 2024 Cheltenham Festival is William Hill.

Read on to discover all you need to know about Non-Runner No Bet and the Cheltenham Festival.

Which Bookmakers are Non-Runner No Bet at Cheltenham?

William Hill are now offering Non-Runner No Bet on all races at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival, the first of the leading bookmakers to do so.

Other bookmakers such as bet365, Betfred, Paddy Power, Betfair, and more will no doubt follow suit over the coming weeks, so please check back regularly for updates.

How Does Non-Runner No Bet Work?

Non-Runner No Bet essentially offers punters a safety net against their chosen horse not lining up in the specified race.

Many horses are entered in multiple races at the Cheltenham Festival, and their target race is not always obvious. With NRNB Cheltenham betting markets, your full stake will be refunded as cash if your horse doesn’t line up in the race you selected - with normal antepost betting, your stake would be lost.

While it is understandable that the generally shorter prices quoted by William Hill take into account the fact that stakes will be returned on all non-runners, there is still plenty of potential value to be had, especially should one or more of the antepost favourites fall by the wayside in the run-up to the 2024 Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Festival 2024 Betting Offers

William Hill Sports

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Paddy Power

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Parimatch UK

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What does Non-Runner No Bet mean?

Non-Runner No Bet is a promotion in which your bet is reimbursed as cash to your account if the horse you backed does not run in the chosen race.

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What is a Non-Runner?

A ‘non-runner’ is a horse which was initially entered into a particular race but was subsequently withdrawn and will no longer take part. This could be due to a number of reasons such as an injury, ground concerns or simply because connections have decided to target a different Cheltenham race.

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What if my selection is part of an accumulator?

If you back a non-runner in multiple bets such as doubles, trebles or Yankees, with the NRNB concession, your selection will be deemed void, just like a normal non-runner would be treated. So for example, a double would become a single, and a treble would become a double etc.

Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer