Cheltenham Festival: The Ultimate Guide - 2021-03-05


Speciality bets explained


Tote Jackpot Win or share the pool by finding the first six winners at the Jackpot meeting. Retention 29%. Tote Placepot Available at all meetings on the first six races. Selection must finish in the first two in races of 5-7 runners; first three 8+; first four 16+ handicaps. Selection must win if 2-4 runners. Retention 27%. Tote Scoop6 Pool bet covering six TV races (usually all on Channel 4). Stake of £2 goes to three separate pools: win 35%, place 20%, bonus 15% (Tote retention 30%). Punters successful in the win pool qualify to forecast the winner of the bonus race the following Saturday. Tote Quadpot Races 3-6, as Placepot. Retention 26%. Tote Trifecta Forecast first three in correct order in selected races of 8+ runners. Retention 29%. Tote Exacta Forecast first two in correct order in races of 3+ runners. Retention 24%. Place 6 Bookmakers’ version of Placepot. Place 5 As Place 6, but covers races 2-6. Tricast Bookmakers’ version of Trifecta. Offered on handicaps (and occasional other races) with 8+ declarations, provided at least six run. Computer Straight Forecast Bookmakers’ version of Exacta. Favourite (lowest racecard number if joint-favs) replaces non-runner in Jackpot, Placepot, Scoop6, Super7 and Quadpot.



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