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We’re set for a Christmas cracker here at the Tote with a feast of festive action washed down nicely with some delicious offers.

Bet into the pools over the next week for a some great money back specials:

  • Money back if your horse finishes second in the King George VI Chase - Full details.
  • Placepot Insurance: Get your stake refunded if you go out in the first at Kempton on December 26th or at Chepstow on December 27th - Full T&Cs.

Finding the best way to take advantage of our fantastic offers and find those winners to round off the year is something we can help with. Read on for our festive pointers.

Nicholls the man for the King George punt

Tote’s fantastic Money Back offer in the King George provides you some insurance on your bets for the Boxing Day spectacular. As for how to stake your claim, we should all look towards one man, Paul Nicholls.

Not only has he won the race more time than anyone else, but he has a red-hot team to go to war with this year. Look for market support for the Ditcheat team - seven of the last 10 from the yard to be sent off at an SP of 3/1 or shorter have won, with one of those not obliging being Cyrname who was second in the race last year. Do you side with Johnny De La Hey’s pride and joy to make amends this year?

Tote’s the place for your Kauto Star one-two

Think you’ve decided on the first two home in the Grade 1 Novice Chase over three miles on Boxing Day? Well then the Tote is the place to put your hunch to the test. The Tote Exacta has paid more than the straight forecast with the bookmakers in six of the last seven running, paying 25% more last year.

That race saw Colin Tizzard’s Slate House battle to victory, and with the Dorset handler’s form figures in the race reading 13331321, it’s hard to completely ignore The Big Breakaway who’ll be carrying the same colours.

Slate House Kempton

Take on the fav in the first at Chepstow

A fantastic offer for Tote Placepot players on Welsh National day (December 27th) at Chepstow means that if your effort is eliminated in the first race of the day, we’ll give you your money back, up to £10(full Terms and Conditions here)!

With that in mind, it’s worth considering that the market hasn’t got it right in this race recently, with just two favourites making the frame in the past six years. It could be worth taking on the jolly with the Tote’s offer in mind.

The value for the Welsh National

As Potters Corner crossed the finishing line at Chepstow last December Christian Williams’ charge became the ninth winner in the past 10 years to pay more on the Tote than at SP. With that in mind, there’s clearly only one place for your Win bets on the 3m6f slog.

However, don’t assume that a big field means a big priced winner is common. The average Tote Win dividend in the past decade is £10.80, with three winning favourites and just one returning more than £18.00. A look at the top of the market towards the likes of Secret Reprieve and Springfield Fox is worthwhile.

Potters Corner

A good Gigg at Leopardstown

The Lexus Chase (December 28th - Leopardstown) has been a fruitful contest for the Gigginstown operation over the past few years, winning five of the last six renewals. Sure, they have had a lot of runners in the race in that period (22), but the profit is still there to be had.

A £10 Tote Win bet on each of the runners carrying the maroon silks of the Stud in that time will have delivered punters a profit of £105. Delta Work, winner of the race last year, looks likely to be the ownership's flag-bearer in the race this term having put up an acceptable reappearance at Down Royal in October.

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