Bet Types


A handy visual of bets that can be made up from a set number of selections. For a more detailed write up of various types of multiple / acca bet (heinz, trixies, yankees, lucky 31 etc) check out the right side of any page on

Lucky Punter Bags £850,000 with Heinz Bet

A lucky Coral punter has hit the jackpot by winning a staggering £850,000 last month. Rather than head into the bookies (with the cool crowd! :P) to place his bet, the fortunate individual used Corals telebet service to place a £30 Heinz bet (A Heinz bet consists of 57 bets: 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 fourfolds, 6 fivefolds and a 1 sixfold accumulator – 57 bets in total) on six selections.

The selections were all running at Sandown, and were in fact he first six races of the meeting. First off was Ballymoy (15-2) in the 1.50, followed by Top Notch (5-4) in the 2.25, Altior (2-9) at 3.00, Step Back (8-1), at 3.35, Call Me Lord (7-4), Sandown 4.05 and at be not least Silverhow (9-1) in the 4.40. The actual total stake of the £30 Heinz, since it consists of so many bets was £1,710 so it wasn’t the usual small fry acca you often hear about. But then of course the payout wasn’t set to be small fry either, and as all six horses won, it came to a staggering £847,000.

The anonymous punter must be on cloud nine after scopping such a serious amount of money. A spokesperson for Coral said “Step Back in the feature, and Silverhow in the sixth and final race were the standout selections that really made this bet the spectacular success it became. The end result of the six winners was the biggest payout on a fixed-odds racing bet in Coral’s history.”



“Pragmatic” Patent, Sunday, May 20

The Ripon card on Sunday features three handicaps, which appear competitive enough, despite single-figure fields, to make them worth including in a multiple bet of some description. A full cover, patent bet – or, in other words, three singles, three doubles and a treble, making seven bets in total – is our bet of choice in such circumstances. We’ve delved into the form book and, hopefully, come up with three value-for-money selections that should give us a chance of a healthy return for relatively small outlay.

2.55 VW Van Centre (West Yorkshire) Handicap

Starlight Mystery has yet to win beyond the minimum trip, so clearly has her stamina to prove stepping up to nearly 1 mile 2 furlongs. Nevertheless, her sixth of 14, beaten 1½ lengths, behind subsequent 1,000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook in the valuable Telegraph Nursery Handicap, over 7 furlongs, at Goodwood last August is far and away the best single piece of form on offer here. She drops into a fairly weak race, off a 2lb lower mark, on her 4-year-old debut and P.J. McDonald, who won on Jo’s Girl last time, is an interesting jockey booking.

3.30 Wilmot-Smith Memorial Handicap

Trading Point is 2-2 since joining David O’Meara from John Quinn last November, but steps up in class off a 6lb higher mark on his hat-trick attempt and may be worth opposing on this occasion with Mutamaded, who is becoming something of a course specialist. Ruth Carr’s 5-year-old has won his last three starts over 1 mile 2 furlongs at Ripon and looked value for more than the winning margin when beating Mordin by a neck here nine days ago, having suffered an interrupted passage. He, too, steps back up in class, but wasn’t beaten miles on his previous attempt, over a mile, in this grade on his penultimate start. He may be able to defy a 4lb rise in the weights.

4.00 EBF “Breeders’ Series” Fillies’ Handicap

Magical Dreamer returns to action after a 225-day break, but rounded off last season with her best effort yet, when just touched off in a Class fillies’ handicap, over 6 furlongs, at Newmarket in October. She drops back down in grade, off a handicap mark just 2lb higher than at Newmarket, and looks worth an interest in a race where all the runners have questions to answer for one reason or another. George Wood, who rode her at Newmarket, takes the ride once again.

Recommended Bet: 1-point Win Patent