The Punter: Cue Card is ace pick
The rivalry is on between betting firms for customer attention as the curtain rises on another Cheltenham extravaganza.
Boylesports will return losing stakes on horses finishing second in the first four races on today's card while Paddy Power are out to get the ‘good thing' Cue Card in the race that sets everything in motion, the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.
Last year, PP stood against hot-pot Dunguib and promised a free bet to all losing customers if he won the opener. He didn't and the firm saved themselves in the region of £1m. They are at it again, offering the same terms concerning Cue Card who like Dunguib won the Champion Bumper. In other words, if you fancy something other than the favourite and Cue Card obliges, you will get your money back. Cue Card could leave Paddy Power considerably out of pocket.