When it comes to racing, there are many different kinds of betting including Ante-post bets. These bets are traditionally those struck prior to the day of racing and the market has slightly different rules to those on the day of racing. If you have taken a bet for example in February for the Derby at Epsom which is held in June, this is an ante-post bet. If your horse doesn’t make it to Epsom and compete in the Derby for whatever reason, you lose your stake. That’s the major negative with ante-post, the benefit is you can sometimes get much bigger odds on your bet than by betting the day of the race.
Best Odds Guaranteed Ante-post
You will not get Best Odds Guaranteed Ante-post bets. BOG is something that normally applies to bets struck when raceday markets are first set up at the bookmakers, this can be the evening before a race or early morning on the day. Some bookies are actually now removing BOG for bets placed the night before.
Ante-post Value Bets
Our team identify the very best Ante-post value bets and will offer them to you in a concise manner through e-mail, Twitter, WhatsApp and on the site, to suit your preferences. One of the most important things to do when tipping ante-post is to identify runners at the top of the market that won’t go for the race – remove them from your calculations and then find a certain runner. You’ll then see the odds on your bet crumble as several market principles pull out of the race and are removed from the market.
Without a doubt there are more Cheltenham ante-post bets than for any other meeting/festival. The festival takes place in March each year but it’s not uncommon for ante-post bets to be struck 10-11 months earlier. The most popular races for ante-post betting are the Supreme Novices Hurdle, The Arkle and The Gold Cup. We will have several ante-post tips for Cheltenham throughout the year leading up to Cheltenham 2020.