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Punchestown Betting 2023 | How To Bet on Punchestown Festival

Welcome to our Punchestown betting guide where you can find the best Punchestown free bets for the 2023 Punchestown Festival along with advice on how to bet on the races at Punchestown.

Spirits will be high this year as the fantastic five-day National Hunt festival featuring 40 races has been labelled ‘the great comeback’ following two years of disruption due to Covid-19. Racegoers are treated to quality action and no less than 12 Grade 1 contests.

Unearth the best Punchestown odds and enjoy tips from our talented team of experts.

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It’s one of the most exciting times of the year for National Hunt racing fans and there is an array of betting promotions on offer. Below is a list of the best Punchestown betting sites and their offers for new and existing customers looking to place bets on Punchestown 2023. Explore our betting offers for Punchestown and our daily specials for offers from leading bookmakers.

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Punchestown Festival Betting Guide

Here we answer frequently asked questions about Punchestown betting

How Do I bet on the Punchestown Festival?

You can place a bet on the Punchestown Festival 2023 on all online betting sites and many offer free bets.

  • Open a betting account with any of the betting sites listed above and you will be ready to go.

  • If you intend placing several different bets over the 5 days of the Punchestown Festival, put some money aside as a Punchestown betting bank. This will allow you to keep track of your bets and ensure you only risk as much money as you can afford to lose.

  • Check out our betting section for more advice on how to place bets.

What are the most popular Punchestown races to bet on?

Punchestown Festival serves up plenty of tremendous action and features some of the best Jumps contests on the calendar. The feature races are as follows:

  • Champion Chase on Tuesday 25 April
  • Punchestown Gold Cup on Wednesday 26 April
  • Stayers’ Hurdle on Thursday 27 April
  • Champion Hurdle on Friday 28 April

Which are the best bookmakers for betting on Punchestown Festival?

  • All bookmakers welcome Punchestown betting and the odds they offer are broadly similar.
  • Some will offer enhanced odds or more favourable each-way betting terms on certain races to attract new customers while others will give concessions such as money back as a free bet if your horse falls or finishes second.
  • Check out our bookmaker offers section

Below are links to individual bookmaker pages. Here you can find the best offers from leading operators. We have highlighted the best free bets and promotions for the Punchestown Festival.

Punchestown Bet Types

Customers should first examine all the markets available to them before making a bet. These are some of the markets that you can expect to bet on with the leading sportsbooks.

Win/Each-Way

The most popular way to place a bet on the Punchestown Festival this year will be to make a wager on a horse to win or an each-way selection. The win selection will require the horse to cross the line first to get the returns.

Meanwhile, the each-way option will see customers get returns should their selection finish in second, third or even fourth, depending on the number of runners in the race.

Forecast/Tricast

Customers looking for high Punchestown betting returns will be interested in the Forecast and Tricast markets. However, this is one of the most difficult markets to wager on. Players must accurately predict the runners that will finish in first and second for the Forecast, or first, second and third for the Tricast. They must also finish in the correct order.

Betting W/O

There are so many talented horses set to embark on the famous Punchestown course this year. That could mean that the Betting W/O market could be a solid choice.

In this market, the outright favourite will be taken out of contention. That means that customers will be betting on the horse that wins without the market leader.

This could be a particularly popular market when it comes to the Champion Hurdle as Ireland’s imperious mare Honeysuckle is hot favourite to extend her formidable record.

Place

Place betting is extremely popular for customers that are interested in making a bet on an outsider. For this bet to be a winner, the horse that you have bet on must finish in a place position but doesn‘t need to win the race.

In terms of the Place market, it doesn‘t matter if the selection finishes first, second or third, the returns will be the same.

Best Tips for Betting on Punchestown

Punchestown races are some of the most competitive races run each year, with everyone trying their hardest to win. Because the racing is so competitive the best advice regarding Punchestown betting is to be selective with your bets. Don’t bet in every race

One simple way to avoid the temptation of betting in every race is to do a Tote Placepot each day. This bet involves:

  • The first six races each day.
  • Finding a placed horse in each of the races and not necessarily the winner.
  • The potential to win for a small investment as the Placepot pools tend to exceed 1 million euro on each day of the Punchestown Festival

It is also worth considering:

  • Most bookmakers will offer enhanced odds or money back concessions on selected Punchestown races so check which sites are offering something extra on any race you are intending to have a bet on.
  • The enhancement may only apply to a portion of your stake but every little helps when trying to show a profit at the end of the week.

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Punchestown Festival FAQs

When does the Punchestown Festival take place?

  • The 2023 Punchestown Festival runs for four days from Tuesday 25 April to Saturday 29 April.
  • The dates for the Festival change slightly each year but it always takes place at the end of April and runs from Tuesday to Saturday.

What is the Punchestown Festival?

  • The Punchestown Festival is a horse race meeting that takes place each April at Punchestown Racecourse, Co.Kildare, Ireland.
  • The event runs over five days and is the culmination of the Irish National Hunt season.

Which is the biggest race at Punchestown?

  • A number of important National Hunt races are run at Punchestown each year but the most prestigious is the Punchestown Gold Cup, which takes place on the Wednesday of the Punchestown Festival in April each year.
  • The Punchestown Gold Cup is a steeplechase run over an extended 3 miles.

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