Make mine a double...

Trixie?
Ok, you visit your local bookies. But what's your bet? Are you a singles man? Perhaps a quick double is your favourite tipple. A treble? Patent...trixie? Or with a change of accent and a ten gallon hat - in true John-Inman style - you rush to the window with a Yankee. Why not go over the border for a Canadian? Forget the cheap super market line of alphabettie spaghetti and go for a Heinz. You devil...A Super Heinz. Sounds like having beans on toast with extra tomato ketchup just for the buzz. So you want the best brands? But enough about my ramblings. What I'm interested in learning from readers is what is your favourite bet? Why does it meet your needs? Or which bet do you really hate which drives you to distraction when you see it placed? Don't be shy, leave a comment and I bet we have a winner post (perhaps).

10 comments:

Neil said...

I rarely do doubles unless advised by the particular tipping service I am following.

I'm afraid I am boring and favour the missionary position of bets, the win single. No messing about.

Annoying bets? Scorecast doubles with first scorer. You can tell they are the bookies favourites because they are advertised most prominently in the shop windows. 3-0 and XXX to score first - you must be kidding. I did that in my naive days - trust me you only remember the winners and you can count them on one hand.

MadGambler said...

Trixie
A wager on three selections and consisting of four separate bets: 3 doubles and a treble. A minimum two selections must win to gain a return

Mully said...

I'm a placepot man. Love to do a permed one on every meeting if I have time. Love 'em!

HCE said...

I like those comments. I want more though. Demanding, that's me...lol. I must admit that I generally go for straight wins or ew single. Rarely a double. A ew treble if I have three top selections, but in truth, you may as bet on each as an individual bet because you can change your mind if there is a non runner or some other variable pops up. I am not against accumulators bets. But, once again, it really does depend on the horse(s) on the day. The major point I find is that each selection of any exotic bet is that it needs to stand on its own two feet. That you would be happy to do it as a single, and not think that just because it is a yankee or whatever that it means you can lower the bar or take greater chances. It is intriguing though how everyone has there own ways. You only have to read the professional gambler series on HCE to see that. Will each contradicted each other about the good, bad and ugly bets. I guess, the whole point is that it works for you and it is based on sound reasoning.

HCE said...

Sorry for the poor typing/spelling...

:-)

HCE said...

I like Neil's approach. Betting by sexual positions...lol. That would make a great post but I'm slightly worried I would have to put up a content warning or give away free condoms in place of tips...lol.

(Hope no one is offended by my sense of humour)

Anonymous said...

My fav bets are many and varied but generally win only. I like a speculative each way treble if the win odds are a minimum of 100-1 ... i generally focus on big priced selectionsmr and mostly back win only on betfair. The place odds on these
Selection can be restricted especially when a short priced fav is heading the market.this is when i place my trebles with the books. Even more so when i have 2 decent priced fancies. I also look for win forcasts if i have a big price chance. Minimum odds 20/1 plus.

Mark said...

Hey Jason

Sorry for the late comment mate but I still want to have my say :-)

As you know I am a big fan of the eachway steal single bet.

What you may not be aware of though is that I am also a huge fan of combining up to eight of these sorts of bets (using very small stakes) in an eachway multiple bet

I believe that under certain circumstances these sorts of bets can definitely swing the odds in the punters (my) favour.

Great to see what others like though.

Regards
Mark

HCE said...

No worries, Mark. Just pleased you added to the comments and gave your insight.

worrichy said...

most my bets are doubles that are in some way related.