Forecast (First and Second)
A forecast is a wager that involves correctly predicting the first and second horse in the correct order in a specified race. Prices cannot be taken on a forecast - a dividend of how much the forecast pays to a £1 stake is declared after the race.
Subject to the following rules, we accept forecast singles and doubles as part of our normal business. There must be a minimum of three runners in the race, otherwise the forecast selected will be void.
Forecast bets are settled from the returns declared by the CSF. Any bonus for forecast doubles or trebles is added to the calculated total return, i.e. excluding any leg by leg bonus.
In a race where a horse finishes alone, a forecast dividend with any other runner will be declared. In races where a horse finishes alone and no forecast dividend is returned then all forecast bets nominating that horse to finish first will be settled as a win single at SP on the winning horse. All other forecast bets in the race are lost.
Forecast bets are void when:
- One of the selections does not run.
- Less than 3 runners take part in the event.
- You select unnamed favourites. If an unnamed favourite appears among the named selections, only that part of your bet including the unnamed favourite is void.
In the event of a selection finishing alone, a forecast dividend with any other runner will be declared.
Tricast (First, Second & Third)
Tricast bets require the selection of first, second and third in the correct order and are accepted in single bets only. Stakes for any tricast double, treble, etc accepted in error will be divided equally to cover each tricast race in tricast singles only.
Horse Tricasts are only accepted on races for which a Computer Tricast dividend is declared. Any tricasts accepted for races which no Tricast dividend is declared will be settled as computerised straight forecasts on the selections nominated to finish first and second, with the selection for third place discounted.
Any tricast which contains an unnamed favourite, that selection will be settled as a non-runner.
Tricasts will be settled in accordance with the official computerized return.
Should a tricast include a non-runner, the total stake will be invested as a computerised straight forecast on the remaining two selections in the order selected. In the case of combination tricasts the total stake will be invested as a reversed straight forecast on the remaining two selections.
Should a tricast include two non-runners, the stake will be void.
If less than three horses finish in a tricast race, a dividend will be declared on those that finish.
If two or more horses Dead-Heat for first, second or third place, separate dividends will be declared and paid to each qualifying tricast.