With only a week left to go to the start of the 2009 Cheltenham Festival the online bookmakers have begun to offer non-runner no bet for all races at the Cheltenham Festival and one of the first to do so is Stan James who are starting this offer from 8.30am Monday 2nd March. This usually starts the beginning of the larger punters coming in to get their bets on as the prices being offered in the week prior to the start of the festival will usually be better than on the day itself.
Stan James PR Manager Laura Stephens said: "We'll be non-runner no bet from tomorrow morning and are fully expecting our customers to take full advantage of the offer. With regards to the Championship races there are horses who have a couple of entries and it's not certain as to which race they'll go for and with non-runner no bet you can't lose. It's the same with the handicaps with horses on a low weight who might possibly not get it."