Multiple Bets

Multiple Bets  The multiples.co.uk website has been up for running for three years now, with various multiple / accumulator betting tips and articles along the way. Just as a quick heads up for anyone new, you can read up on all of the various types of multiple bets (such as trebles, patent, trixie, lucky 15) on the right hand side of all site pages.

We’ve offered various multiple betting tips on the blog and will continue to do so, such as our ‘deadly doubles’, ‘tantalising treble’, parlous patent, and ‘thursday trixies’, both for football matches and horse races It’s good to mix things up!). Over the months and years we’ve picked our fair share of winning multiple bets. In addition to that, there have been occasional accumulator win posts, when a member of the public wins serious money of an acca. It happens more often than you think really!

There’s also been the odd unlucky punter or hard luck story, to shine a light on all aspects of acca betting not just the good times. Betting on accs can be a fun and exciting way to approach gambling and we hope to pick you a few winners here and there with our free multiple betting tips.

If you enjoy placing accumulator bets feel free to email and send your selections to us. Get involved so we can make the next three years even more exciting and profitable!

Whistlin’ Trixie, Monday, August 20

Whistlin’ Trixie, Monday, August 20  In the British Stallions EBF Fillies’ Nursery Handicap (2.20) at Leicester on Monday, Quiet Waters is on a retrieval mission after finishing last of 14 on her handicap debut at Newmarket earlier this month. However, she was fractious in the stalls and heavily eased by jockey Edward Greatrex once it became clear she wasn’t going to be involved in the finish; she’s better judged on her previous form, in novice median auction races, which suggested her opening handicap mark was fair enough.

In the Nelson Fillies’ Handicap (2.50), Point In Time failed to trouble the judge in three starts on synthetic surfaces as a juvenile but, switched to turf, has made steady progress this season, culminating with a win, in this grade, at Newmarket 17 days ago. The daughter of Champs Elysees has been raised 4lb for that effort, but wasn’t beaten far in a 0-85 fillies’ handicap over course and distance on her penultimate start and can continue on an upward curve.

In the Coalville Yellow Cab and Underwood Equine Handicap (3.20), Welliesinthewater rallied well in the closing stages to only be beaten a head and a neck in a similar contest, over course and distance, last month. The testing 7 furlongs at Leicester appears to play to his strengths and, with a 1lb rise in the weights unlikely to make much difference, he can finally strike for Paddy Mathers, who’s ridden him seven times without success.

Selections: Quiet Waters, Point In Time, Welliesinthewater, 1-point Win Trixie

How to Build a Multiple Bet

How to Build a Multiple Bet  Multiple bets – that is, doubles, trebles, accumulators – are popular with betting shop and stay-at-home punters alike, mainly because they offer the prospect of high returns for small outlay when compared with single win bets. Essentially, the winnings from each successful leg of a multiple bet, including the stake, become the stake for the next leg and so on; the bettor is, in effect, combining a series of single bets into one bet, at the combined odds.

 

The allure of multiple bets is plain to see but, while there’s a great deal of satisfaction in relieving your bookmaker of tens, hundreds or even thousands of pounds for a stake that’s a fraction of that size, there are one or two things to remember when building your multiple bet.

 

Each leg of a multiple bet is, by definition, a separate bet requiring a separate stake. The multiple bet known as a “Yankee”, for example, combines four selections in six doubles, four trebles and an accumulator, making 11 bets in total. The total number of bets for five and six selections, in a “Canadian” or “Heinz”, remains fairly manageable, at 26 and 57, respectively, but beyond that starts to become a little unwieldy. The so-called “Super Heinz”, which combines seven selections, requires 120 bets, while the “Goliath”, which combines eight, requires 247 bets. Remember, too, that you’re betting at combined odds, so expect long losing runs and loss of control of your betting bank, in terms of how frequently it is turned over.

 

You can, of course, build a multiple bet with as many selections (within reason) and to whatever stake you like, but it’s probably best to make your selections first and then choose the most appropriate multiple bet. You’re betting at combined odds, after all, so it’s wise to include only selections that you feel confident about. If you’re a stay-at-home punter, you may be tempted to include selections in all the races shown on terrestrial television on a Saturday; this not only serves to increase the number of bets, but may lead to wishy-washy, indecisive selections that actually reduce your chances of winning.