MAKING MONEY ON QUADDIES
On the surface you would think having to pick four winners in four consecutive races would be a very risky bet type but if played properly then it represents probably the best value of any exotic bet type there is.
But I would like to emphasise BET PROPERLY !
Most people like to make multiple selections in each of the legs and then combines in one big box Quaddie. The issue is that if a couple of the favourites win (which they generally do) then even if collect on the Quaddie you often end up with less money than you outlaid.
Question : So how can you overcome this problem ?
Answer : In simple terms , you need to group together combinations that you expect to pay about the same amount and then you take a series of flexi-bets that brackets runners that are about the same price.
So how can I make money on Quaddies ?
There are FOUR maxims to be applied :
- YOUR SELECTIONS …
there are many approaches to how you can select your runners to include. Too many selections will reduce you profit … too few will reduce your chance of collect. Try to go as wide as possible as it only takes one race to knock you out of the quaddie … and your other 3 legs may have been spot on.
- YOUR MAXIMUM DIVVY SELECTED …
should be based on the pool size available. It is pointless taking a combination whose odds are far greater than the money available in the pool.
- YOUR MINIMUM DIVVY SELECTED …
should be based on the pool size available. It is pointless taking a combination whose odds are far greater than the money available in the pool. This is because favourite combinations are typically over bet. The one exception to this rule is if you use your own odds as an assessment of the likely probability of the combinations.
- FACTOR IN THE MARGIN AGAINST YOU …
the take-out on a typical Quaddie is 20%. However sometimes there are jackpot Quaddie where the margin against you is minimised and can even become a positive.
I have been posting my latest Dutchbook Quaddies on Twitter (aka X) . Recent tweets are shown below …