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How to place a Tricast

Here we will explain how a Tricast works and how exactly you can place one. Along the way you should pick up how a Tricast works and be confident you understand what you are placing.

If you want some help picking your Tricast why not check out our tips, or our horse racing tips.

What is a Tricast

Tricasts are mostly used in both greyhound and horse racing, the tricast bet is one of the most popular markets in the racing world but is not wholly exclusive to racing. To win a tricast bet, you must correctly predict the top three finishers in a race, the order of which will be determined by whether it is a straight tricast or combination tricast which we will explain later on. As previously mentioned, the tricast bet is not strictly exclusive to the racing markets and such bets can be made, for example, on football. Punters can use the tricast to predict which three teams will be relegated from the Premier League that particular season. People often like to use tricast as it returns high odds.

How can you use a Tricast

So, what different ways can the tricast be used? Well, the two different methods are ‘straight tricast’ and ‘combination tricast’, with straight tricast being the more difficult to predict. A straight tricast can be won only if the punter correctly chooses the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed horse in the correct order, meaning the odds will be significantly higher. To win a combination tricast, however, you must still call the top three finishers in the race but the order they finish is irrelevant as to win this bet you don’t need a specific finish. What does make this method less popular is that a £10 stake on a combination tricast would ultimately cost £60 as there are six different possible outcomes if all selected horses finish in the top three, whereas straight tricast only requires one single stake. Usually, the tricast option only becomes available when there are eight or more selections available in the chosen market.

How to place a Tricast

To find a tricast bet, scroll down to the bottom of the chosen race and it usually sits at the bottom beneath the horses. The bookmaker we are using here is William Hill. The chosen race is the 3.00 meeting at Worcester on 04/07/16.

To show how to select a tricast bet, we have picked the three favourite horses to finish in line with their respective odds with the 14/1 Musical Comedy first, 4/1 Sir Billy Wright in second and 8/1 Marmalady third. To make your pick, you must tick the corresponding box which runs in line with your chosen horse, as seen below.

To then place your bet, select ‘Add to Bet Slip’ which is highlighted in the bottom right corner. If you then scroll back to the top of your browser, you will find your selections on the right side of the page within the bet slip

Our straight tricast here gives returns of 35.24, with a £10 stake returning a tasty £352.40, highlighting how the odds given on a straight tricast are very tempting for the punter. A combination tricast can also be done in the same way, but this time you are using the box highlighted ‘Forecast’ to make your selections.

How to place a reverse Tricast

Here, you select ‘any’ for all three of the horses before adding it to your bet slip. As previously mentioned, because this is a combination tricast there are six different possible outcomes and as a result, your stake is multiplied by six.

Here, you select ‘any’ for all three of the horses before adding it to your bet slip. As previously mentioned, because this is a combination tricast there are six different possible outcomes and as a result, your stake is multiplied by six.

As we can see above, a £10 bet becomes a £60 bet on a combination tricast, although your returns are yet to be determined and will not be shown until the result comes in.