Five times Cash Out would have saved your bacon at Cheltenham!

Quevega (red hat) broke Sirene D'Ainay's heart in 2013
Quevega (red hat) broke Sirene D'Ainay's heart in 2013

Following our announcement that Cash Out is now available on all your racing bets - singles, multiples, each-way and in-running - we take a look at five classic races where Betfair's revolutionary tool would have banked you a profit despite your selection fading on the hill...

"It was beginning to look like, at 33/1, Sirene D'Ainay was going to spoil the party for the Irish wonder-mare Quevega. If you'd bet £20 on the outsider you'd have been getting pretty excited as she was clear jumping the last. You'd wished you could have Cashed Out for £308 though as Ruby finally got a tune out of the odds on favourite and she stormed up the hill to record her fifth Mares' Hurdle at the Festival."

1) 2005 Champion Hurdle

At 7/1, Harchibald looked like being one of the most stylish Festival winners ever as he was still on the bridle jumping the last. But when Paul Carberry pushed the button the response was nil... if only you could have Cashed Out, you'd have got £101 back from your £20 bet.


2) 2009 Handicap Chase

Maljimar, at 14/1, kicked off the bend and looked to have them all beat up the hill... until AP McCoy delivered one his most memorable rides on Wichita Lineman to get up in the shadows of the post. It was great to see, and would have been even better if you could have Cashed Out on Maljimar for £269 on a £20 stake.


3) 2014 Arkle Chase

Multiple Festival winner Champagne Fever looked set to do it again as he jumped the last in the lead, only to be mown down by the unfancied Western Warhorse. Fever (11/4) was tipped as one of the bankers of the week, and he still could have been if you'd been able to Cash Out your £20 bet for £62 in the shadows of the post.


4) 2013 Mares Hurdle

It was beginning to look like, at 33/1, Sirene D'Ainay was going to spoil the party for the Irish wonder-mare Quevega. If you'd bet £20 on the outsider you'd have been getting pretty excited as she was clear jumping the last. You'd wished you could have Cashed Out for £308 though as Ruby finally got a tune out of the odds-on favourite and she stormed up the hill to record her fifth Mares' Hurdle at the Festival.


5) 2010 Triumph Hurdle

It wouldn't be a list of classic Festival finishes without mentioning the brave Barizan, whose 'catch me if you can' tactics almost paid off at 14/1. He was still 15 lengths clear towards the last, but you'd have been praying for a big yellow Cash Out button to win £219 from your £20 stake because Barizan could only crawl up the hill and was finally caught by Soldatino.

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