Which Bookmakers Offer Best Odds Guaranteed on Enhanced Place Horse Races?
I don't know about you but I swear the bookmakers are making the terms of their best odds guaranteed offers more and more complex.
I assume this is a technique to battle professional gamblers who are gaining an "unfair" advantage over certain bookmakers. Or maybe it's just a cost cutting exercise?
Either way as always with our ExclusiveBonus.co.uk site we are here to ensure you get the best deals and are able to shop around to make your betting experience better.
If you don't know, Best Odds Guaranteed is a horse racing offer that gives you the sp (starting price odds) as the odds price if it is higher than the odds price you took when you placed the bet.
This can be significant e.g. a bet I checked was Stallone which I backed at 8/1 in the 14:00 at Southwell, it drifted to win at 16/1. This means for a £10 bet getting Best Odds Guaranteed is the difference between getting an £80 return and a £160 return.
As this bet was in a race that had an enhance place term (4 places instead of 3 places for a 14 runner race) only certain bookmakers would actually give the 16/1 as the odds price to the customer.
If you are unclear what enhanced place means its where the bookie goes beyond the standard place terms shown below...
The standard place terms in horse racing are as follows:
- Races with 5-7 runners: 1/4 of the odds for the first two places.
- Races with 8+ runners: 1/5 of the odds for the first three places.
- Races with 12-15 runners in handicaps: 1/4 of the odds for the first three places.
- Races with 16+ runners in handicaps: 1/4 of the odds for the first four places.
So if your place terms goes beyond those terms e.g. you get 3 places in a 7 runner race and not 2 you have an enhanced place. This is not uncommon these days so its important to understand when you will miss out on BOG, rather than finding out the hard way with a bet returning less than you expected.
Ok here is the list of the bookmakers who offer Best Odds Guaranteed on races with an enhanced place already applied.
Table showing UK&IRE Bookmakers who Apply Best Odds Guaranteed to Horse Races with Enhanced Place Terms:
Enhanced Place Terms Included in BOG Offer
Terms and Conditons
BetVictor are offering Best Odds Guaranteed on all their UK & Ireland Daily Racing from 9am on the day of the race. If the starting price ends up higher than the odds you take they will pay you at the bigger price. BOG can be withdrawn from account holders at Betvictor's discretion. T&Cs apply
William Hill are offering Best Odds Guaranteed on all Daily UK and Irish Horse Racing. If the starting price ends up higher than the odds you take they will pay you the bigger price. BOG can be withdrawn from account holders at William Hill's discretion. Effective 1st December 2019 - Best Odds Guaranteed and Minimum Bet. Guarantee will only be available on bets placed from 10:00 AM on the day of the race. Any bet placed before then will be settled at the price taken, or SP if no price was taken at the time.
18+. Bet method & bet type restrictions apply. Offer cap £/€50k per customer per day. Bets placed after the off don't qualify. If Rule 4 applies we pay best odds after Rule 4 deductions. Available on UK and Irish Horse racing.
Back a horse in a UK or Irish race after 8am on the day of the race. (Doesn’t apply to Super Extra Place Races highlighted in the race card, ante-post bets or Lucky 15, Lucky 31 or Lucky 63 bets). If the Starting Price of your selection is shorter than the price taken when you placed your bet, you’ll get paid at your original price. If the Starting Price of your selection is bigger than the price taken, you’ll get paid at the bigger price. T&Cs applyAvailable to new and eligible customers. Offer only applies to bets placed on the day of the race and only applies to bets placed on Win and Each Way markets. Offer does not apply to bets placed using free bets or bonus bets. Betfred reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time.
888 are offering Best Odds Guaranteed on all Daily UK and Irish Horse Racing for all single and multiple bets placed on the internet. If the starting price ends up higher than the Early or Board Price taken on your selection, they will pay you at the bigger price. Only Applies to bets placed on the day of the Race. 18+. begambleaware.org. T&Cs apply
#ad New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min Deposit £10. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Account & Payment method restrictions apply. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. **18+. Choose either Boost or Insurance. Available for in-play/pre-match bets on selected sports. You cannot use specials, boosts, any free bet or any other promotion. A minimum of 5 selections and minimum odds of 1/5 per selection/leg to receive Acca Rewards. Minimum stake of £/€0.05. Max free bet refund of £/€20 per Acca for Insurance. Maximum bonus payout is €/£1,000 per Acca for boost. Free bets, cashed out or voided bets will not qualify for this promotion. T&Cs Apply.
Betfair are offering Best Odds Guaranteed on all their daily UK and Irish Horse Racing. Selected customers only. If the starting price ends up higher than the odds you take they will pay you the bigger price. BOG can be withdrawn from account holders at Betfair’s discretion. Only available to customers from 8am on the day of race. Betfair Exchange customers on Basic 2% Commissions packages are not eligible for BOG. Best Odds Guaranteed does not apply to racing multiples. T&Cs apply
Only available to customers from 8am on the day of race. Paddy Power are offering Best Odds Guaranteed on all their Daily UK & Irish Horse Greyhound and Racing. If the starting price ends up higher than the odds you take they will pay you the bigger price. Does not apply to Ante Post Bets, Tote Bets, Combined Odds Bets, betting-in-running or bets on International Racing. Paddy Power reserves the right to exclude selected customers from receiving various promotions including Guaranteed Prices. The maximum payment to any one client in respect of our Best Odds Guaranteed concession is £/E50,000 per day. Only available to customers from 8am on the day of race. 18+. begambleaware.org. T&Cs apply
Even within this table you need to note the specific terms. Here are a few things to note.
Betfred do not give it on "super extra place" you can see which these are on the Betfred website fortunately most enhanced place races ARE included. For the day I checked only two races where "super extra place" while 6 were "extra place" races. So 6/8 would count. Betfred also do not give the deal on Lucky15, Lucky31 and Lucky 63 bets. I assume this restriction relates to Betfred already giving some of the best bonuses on Lucky multiple bets.
Betfair do not give BOG to its 2% customers. So if you're a Betfair Exchange customer the chances are you are using the 2% deal so you do not get BOG at all.
William Hill's offer is from 10:00 am which is a little later than some others that start earlier in the day, so try not to get caught out with an early bet. William Hill can also remove BOG at its discretion so make sure you actually get it before committing.
Betvictor can also withdraw the offer for certain customers at their discretion, and to be honest any bookmaker can do this. So if you are facing a restriction simply move on to the next bookmaker if you want to continue to receive Best Odds Guaranteed.
Here is also a list of bookmakers who to my knowledge DO NOT offer Best Odds Guaranteed on Enhanced place races
Bookmakers who do NOT Offer Best Odds Guaranteed on Enhanced Place Races
Bet365, Coral, Unibet & Skybet
Bookmakers/Exchanges who do NOT Offer Best Odds Guaranteed at all
10bet, Starsports, Betfair Exchange, Betdaq, Smarkets
I hope this article has helped clear things up on the complexities of Best Odds Guaranteed offers.
As with all offers make sure you read the small print!