Beginners Guide To Horse Racing Accumulators
A Trixie consists of 4 bets involving 3 selections in different events. For example, if your 3 selections were A, B and C, then your 4 bets would be AB, AC, BC, and ABC. One bet requiring any number of selections but all the selections must win to have a return. The winnings are calculated by placing all the money on the first selection, then the winnings from that bet is placed on the next bet, etc. The second part of an each-way accumulator sees a single bet placed on all selections to ‘place’ i.e. finish in the top three or four of the race. The number of places is usually determined by your bookmaker.
Unlike placing a bunch of single’s, an accumulator takes the winnings from one selection and uses it for the next. This system is applied throughout all the selections, meaning the more winning choices you’ve made, the bigger the stake going onto the next leg, and the higher the return. Other forms of multiple bets are trebles, trixies, accumulators, Yankees and Lucky 15s. Like a double bet, these include more than one bet, with a Lucky 15 being a total of 15 bets bundled into one. The more bets that are added to a multiple bet, the higher the risk.
In the case of a non-runner, returns are calculated as though the accumulator hadn’t contained the selection, i.e. a six-fold would become a five-fold. Dead heats for a winning position are settled at reduced odds using standard rules. Bonuses of a fixed percentage and enhanced accumulator odds are regularly available at bookmakers, including Bet365 and William Hill. The advantage of an accumulator is that winnings are much higher at the expense of increased risk. This is because only a single selection needs to lose for the entire bet to lose.
There are now 7 bets, so if you bet £1/line the total bet will be £7. What is a Goliath – 1 eight-fold, 8 seven-folds, 28 six-folds, 56 five-folds, 70 four-folds, 56 trebles and 28 doubles. You will need at least two selections to win to get a return. As there are 247 bets this is 247 x the stake so if you bet £1/line the total bet will be £247. What is a Super Heinz – 1 seven-fold, 7 six-folds, 21 five-folds, 35 four-folds, 35 trebles and 25 doubles.
So at the end of the wager you can have a pretty big stake going for yourself. The easiest way to calculate this out is just multiply your stake by each of the odds in the wager. Lucky 15 bets are great because your interest will be piqued throughout your betting period. With a four-fold accumulator, if one of the teams you have backed is 2-0 down after ten minutes then you’re likely to screw your coupon up in disgust. A Heinz bet is a challenging bet to win due to the large number of selections that need to win to generate a full payout.
If just one prediction is wrong, the whole bet loses. Bookies generally pay around 1/5 of the win odds for the place part of each-way bets. The first is the lack of flexibility around staking. The upside of an each-way Super Heinz is that you get a return not only for every horse that wins but every horse that places as well.