There’s a big day of racing at Musselburgh on Saturday and you don’t want to miss this Paddy Power money back offer! Simply place a bet of up to £10.00 on the 13:50 Musselburgh and if our horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th, Paddy Power will refund our stake as a free bet, up to a maximum of £10.00. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £7.19 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • We must place our bet between 10:00 on Friday 2nd April 2021 and 13:50 (race-off) on Saturday 3rd April 2021.
  • Offer applies to the win market and the win part of each way bets only.
  • If less than 7 runners take part, this offer will revert to money back if 2nd.
  • If our horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th, Paddy Power will refund our stake as a free bet, up to £10.00.

Qualifying bet

If you’d like more information about qualifying bets and how they work, please see my qualifying bets guide.

It’s entirely up to you which horse you go for, but it would make sense to select a horse with fairly short odds in the hope of a 2nd, 3rd or 4th place finish.

At the time of writing, the back and lay odds aren’t quite tight enough. Stone Soldier is favourite to win the race at back odds of 3.50 (5/2). I’ll use lay odds of 3.75 to illustrate how this offer works and I’ll update the bottom of this post with a genuine selection after the race.

We can calculate our lay stakes using my Matched Betting Calculator…

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £9.38…

Place £10.00 on Stone Soldier @ 3.50 = Potential profit of £25.00

Lay £9.38 on Stone Soldier @ 3.75 = Potential liability of £25.79

Outcomes

Let’s have a look at our potential profit/loss for the possible outcomes…

OutcomePaddy PowerExchangeFree BetProfit/Loss
Stone Soldier wins+ £25.00– £25.79£0.79 loss
Stone Soldier finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th– £10.00+ £9.19+ £8.00£7.19 profit
Stone Soldier finishes outside top 4– £10.00+ £9.19£0.81 loss

So, we’ll make a nice profit of £7.19 if Stone Soldier finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th and we stand to lose a maximum of £0.81 on any other outcome. Risking £0.81 to make a profit of £7.19 gives us effective odds of 9.88, which I’m sure you’ll agree, makes this a profitable offer in the long run.

If eligible, free bets will be credited within 2 hours of the race ending and will be valid on any horse racing market for 7 days.

If you’re unsure how to convert your £10.00 free bet into £8.00 cash (80%), please see my free bets guide for a walkthrough of how it should be done.