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Get The Best Starting Price On Cheltenham Runners With Betfair

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Betfair offered 485 of the best odds on 498 runners last year.


The Betfair Starting Price was compared against official industry starting prices for all runners.

The Method 

  • What is the Starting Price? The Starting Price for any horse in any race has been determined by a sample of the on-course bookies who determine an aggregate price or odds.
  • What is the Betfair Starting Price? The Betfair SP (BSP) is determined by balancing bets from customers who want to back and lay on the Betfair Exchange. Because it’s customers placing the bets there is no margin for profit built in.
  • 5% Commission has been deducted from all BSP returns.

The Data 

  • Applies to Betfair Starting Price vs Industry Starting Price on all runners at the Cheltenham Festival 2019. BSP is a win only calculation and cannot be used for Each Way betting purposes. BSP’s calculated with 5% commission deducted. Further charges may apply.
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