Lucky 15 bets are an extremely popular and lucrative bet type to place on horse races, especially when it comes to races as high-value and prestigious as those run during The Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.
How To Place A Lucky 15 Bet
Placing a Lucky 15 bet is as simple as placing the usual bet types you’re used to placing.
Add your selections to your bet slips and if a Lucky 15 bet is possible from these choices, you’ll see the option to place the Lucky 15 right next to other bet types.
Remember that you’re placing 15x your stake amount though and not just the amount you input into the stake box, as your technically placing 15 separate bets.
Lucky 15 Vs Yankee
Although the difference between these two bet types is minuscule, it can end up being the difference between seeing a return on your stake or walking away with nothing.
While a Lucky 15 bet includes all possible singles, doubles, trebles and accumulative combinations, a Yankee bet excludes the singles, which are the most likely bets to give you a return on your stake.
If your selections include race favourites and likely contenders, it may not be worth including the singles bets, especially if the returns would be less your stake as you’d be making a loss. However, if you’ve gone for some less likely competitors, the single bets could even still make you a net profit.
Cheltenham Lucky 15 Odds
Here are the winners of The Cheltenham Festival’s feature races in 2021 and how much would have been returned from a Lucky 15 bet:
The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy – Honeysuckle – 11/10
The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase – Put The Kettle On – 17/2
The Ryanair Chase Festival Trophy – Allaho – 3/1
The WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase – Minella Indo – 9/1
If you had placed £1 singles bets on each of these selections, you would have seen a total return of just £25.60 for the four wins.
If you had placed £1 on each of the possible doubles combinations from these selections, £222.35 would have been returned to your account balance.
Four £1 bets on each of the four trebles combinations possible from these selections would have returned £743.30.
A simple £1 accumulator on these specific four selections would have seen a return of £798.00.
A Yankee bet, which would have included all possible doubles, trebles and the four-fold accumulator, but not the singles, would have returned £1,763.65.
A Lucky 15 bet on these four selections would have returned a total of £1,789.25 including the initial stake amount.
Cheltenham Free Bets
Combining a free bet with a Lucky 15 can make for an extremely profitable betting opportunity. Not only can you see returns like those above, but you could be making that kind of money completely risk-free.
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