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11/8/2007 edition

Earning Money Betting on First Fours

Have a look at the first four dividend payouts from the totes. You will find plenty of dividends in excess of $10,000.

As many first four punters do not accurately bet and stake first fours it is possible to take advanatge of this to increase your chances of making a profit.

Without the time or ability to correctly analyse form, their betting is based upon looking at the tote approximates and then aiming to collect from that race. So theese punters' betting is based around the most favoured horses on the tote.

That method is doomed to lose.

Despite the significant tote take, money can be made betting on first fours. With flexi betting you do not have to outlay a fortune to cover the right combinations.

If you take one horse to win with seven horses for second and 11 horses for third and fourth with one dollar units your outlay would be $630. But with flexi betting you can get 10% of the collect for an outlay of $63 or 5% of the collect for an outlay of $31.50.

You can also take one horse as a banker to finish first, second, third or fourth with those same seven horses to win or come second and the 11 horses for third and fourth. The outlay will be multiplied by four.

The keys to making money betting on first fours are:

1. Race selection - most races of 10 horses or less are no good for first four betting.

2. Getting horses at long odds that most punters leave out. You are wasting your money if you take a short priced tote favourite with another short priced tote horse for second. If you have a horse around $3.00 to win you must aim for horses at big tote odds in your first four.

Some of the best races to bet in are fields of 13 to 15 runners with the favourite at around $4.00 to $5.00. If you find the winner with a few roughies in your first four you'll be laughing.

This edition of Punt to Win:
Making money betting on tote first fours
Get those betting odds
Horse Watch betting system - future winners
Betting favourites in small fields
Best odds for well bet winners - bookmaker or tote?
Betting tips from the track: Rosehill & Caulfield
Betting top weights - horses carrying a weight handicap of 59kg.
Future winners - unlucky horses
Punt to Win 4/8/2007
Punt to Win index

2006 Melbourne Cup Carnival Winners
Best Tote Odds


Get these prices? Or these prices!! Extra Profit $10 bet
Typhoon Zed 21.50 28.90 $74
Delta Blues 17.50 20.20 $27
Lyrical Bid 16.50 19.00 $25
Brom Felinity 13.30 15.70 $24
Dance Hero 12.60 14.90 $23
Southern Courage 16.20 18.30 $21


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