888sport Thistlecrack Offer: 5/1 on Thistlecrack to win the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday 28th January 2017
Wonder horse Thistlecrack looks like having one last run this weekend before focussing all his attentions on the Cheltenham Festival and his bid for Gold Cup glory. And 888sport have a great enhanced odds offer: they are giving new customers the chance to back Thistlecrack at odds of 5/1 to win the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday!
That price is boosted from the widely available price of 4/9, and the strong favourite for the Gold Cup is likely to make short work of the field on Saturday. That is the case, at least, if his four previous runs over fences are taken into consideration. He has won them all in great style, including the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Note that the offer is open to new customers only and that the maximum bet permitted at the enhanced price is £10. Also note that the winnings are paid out in free bets, but £50 in free bets for a £10 bet on a strong odds-on favourite looks like real value to us!
Thistlecrack Offer – How To Claim
As with all betting offers and bonuses you really should read the full terms and conditions on the betting site in question. Here are details of how to claim and some of the main terms to note.
- Open to new customers only who visit 888sport, open a new account and make a real money bet of between £5 and £10 on Thistlecrack to win the Cotswold Chase
- Only single win bets are permitted
- If Thistlecrack wins the race, the extra winnings will be paid out in free bets within 72 hours of bet settling
- Any free bet stakes are not included with any winnings
- Visit the 888sport site for full terms and conditions
Who is Thistlecrack?
Thistlecrack is a bay gelding who was foaled on 29th March 2008, the son of double Ascot Gold Cup winner Kayf Tara and Ardstown, who won a couple of low grade chases in her time.
Hailing from Colin Tizzard’s stable, Thistlecrack made his debut in a National Hunt Flat race at Wincanton in April 2013, in which he finished third. His first win came in his second rules race, another NHF flat run at Wincanton. A fifth place in his final NHF flat race (this time at Ascot) was followed by his debut over hurdles, again returning to Wincanton, again winning.
He first started to turn a few heads when he won the Grade 1 Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree in 2015, and followed up in the same month with a decent second place in a Grade 1 hurdle at Punchestown. That was the last time Thistlecrack failed to win a race.
Since then he has taken the racing world by storm, winning the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury, the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot, the Cleeve Hurdle and the World Hurdle at Cheltenham and the Stayers’ Hurdle at Aintree. That was all last season. This season he stepped up to fences… and in some style!
With four wins from four chases at the time of writing, Thistlecrack has shown exceptional jumping ability and his pace in the run-in is too much for even the best of his rivals. With victories in the Grade 2 Bet365 Novices’ Chase at Newbury in November, this nine year old started to look like a possible contender for the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
And then came the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day in which he stormed to victory ahead of such fine steads as Cue Card and Silviniaco Conti. He was then installed as the strong favourite for the Gold Cup and few would bet against him on his current form!