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Free horse racing accumulator tips
No matter what they may claim, every horse racing betting aficionado dreams of the ultimate prize – the big win! As with any form of sports betting predicting the winners is a true art, and successful horse racing bettors and tipsters take years to become experts within their chosen field.
Betting can be a roller-coaster of wins and losses but the shortest way to success is winning a huge chunk of money for a relatively small outlay – and betting on racing accumulators is your best chance of suddenly seeing your horse racing betting account swell into six figures or even more!
How do we pick our horse racing accumulator tips?
When we described successful horse racing betting as an art, we were perhaps being a little disingenuous – it’s actually more of a science. Horses are animals of course and there are numerous aspects of any race that will affect their performance – the likely going, for example, or in a hurdle race their draw. We carefully consider all aspects of any race before making our race selections.
When we’ve made our choices for all available meetings we will draw together a number of our selections in order to recommend an accumulator. This will consist of the number of likely winners we think best placed to combine in an acca.
When do you post horse racing accumulators?
The beauty of horse racing is that runners and riders are announced far in advance, which means we can study the form a few days before any meeting takes place. This means we can begin the accumulator selection process well in advance of the day we plan to post our acca tips.
Some aspects of horse racing, however, are not made concrete until right up to the morning meeting – for example, heavy rainfall can change the going of the course from soft to heavy. That’s why we generally hold back our accumulator tips until around twenty-four hours or so before a day’s card.
Why are accumulators so popular?
As we mentioned in the intro, every punter dreams of the big win – that six or even seven-figure sum that would allow them to give their boss a one-finger salute and retire to a lifetime of luxury in the sun. A big acca win would be like winning the lottery – although you’ve more chance of winning an accumulator as playing the lottery is simply down to random chance.
Most horse racing bettors follow the maxim ‘win little but often’ while ‘risking’ a couple of quid or so on an accumulator. The return should you be successful with an acca is well worth the relatively tiny stake you need to place one.
Biggest accumulator wins
The most famous acca win was shared by a number of lucky punters, when racing legend Frankie Dettori notched all seven winners at Ascot in September, 1996. Anyone who’d put a pound on a ‘Dettori Ascot Acca’ would have won £24,095. Spare a thought for the cleaner who that day put seven fifty pence singles on Dettori to win each race, winning £19. If she’d put the combined £3.50 on an acca, she would have won £84,332.50.
Officially, the biggest acca win of all time is a staggering £1,450,000 from just a two pound bet. This happened at the Exeter Tote in March 2011, and the lucky recipient was a plumbing engineer from Devon, who then promptly declared he was not going to give up his day job!
How to place a racing accumulator bet
Placing a racing accumulator bet is best done online. You will of course need an account at an online sports book – hunt through our site to find out which online sports books we recommend.
Head to your account and add the first selection in your acca to your bet slip. Sports books do it differently but you should then be able to expand your single bet and add other selections to it. The easiest way to check if you are doing things right is to make sure the odds increase each time you add a mount to your acca bet.
Make sure you do not, by mistake, place a number of single bets as opposed to one accumulator bet. You’ll be kicking yourself if your acca comes in, and you’ve failed to back it as an accumulator.
Alternatively, you can pick your acca via today’s horse racing cards.
Should I add each way bets to accumulators?
We may very well advise you to add an each way selection or two to your accumulator. If we think the best selection for a race is to back a horse to win or place, then that is the tip we will give. This usually happens in races where there is a ‘dead cert’ whose odds make it a poor choice to back – it may be better to back a fancied non-favourite each way for the race instead.
An each way winner still counts as a winning bet even if the selection places instead of wins. Your acca will continue – indeed an acca could consist of each way bets in its entirety, and you’d still win the acca should every horse place and not win.
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