Horse race betting is an amazing opportunity to both watch a high-level sport and make a good payoff, with relatively small money invested. It’s also a lot of fun, so no wonder this activity has gained a big popularity among people all over the world. To bet on horse races, all you need to do is to be familiar with the main categories of wagers, know the basic betting strategies, trust your intuition and have a bit of luck on your side.
There are two groups of wagers – straight and exotic – and beginners typically stick to the first one, which is cheaper and easier. Once you’ve figured out the specialty of basics and tricks helping you out with exotic exacta and quinella, take your betting
experience to a whole new level – try your luck with a superfecta.
So what is exactly a superfecta bet in horse racing? To place this wager, you select horses that come in first, second, third and fourth in the exact order. While it may be relatively easy to pick two top finishers, which brings you profit in the case with the exacta
, the challenge doubles when it comes to selecting the third and fourth horses, as any runner on the track has a chance to occupy these positions. This makes the superfecta bet the hardest of all exotic wagers and requires a lot of experience to pick the potential top-four favorites.
Despite there’re numerous books, websites, and magazines teaching you the principles of the betting art, there’s no one definite answer to how to make a superfecta bet in the most profitable way. However, there are few tips to give you a sense of control and make your bets smarter.
First, try to avoid a race with less than seven and more than fifteen runners. Experts say that ten is a perfect number, provided there are no first-time participants among the starters. After you’ve picked a particular race, carefully study the day program and get insight into the odds the potential favorites have. You don’t necessarily bet on those with the lowest odds, but considering the past performance data is important to choose key horses of the race.
Once you’ve prioritized your key runners, structure your combinations in the proper manner and bet the superfecta as a partial wager, as it takes a rare stroke of luck to predict top four picks in the exact order. Feel free to experiment but don’t add too many horses for placings. Though it increases your chances to win, it also drives up the cost of the wager. Take notes after each race, be it a failure or success, and review them on a regular basis.