It’s a big day of racing at Haydock on Saturday, and you don’t want to miss this Virgin Bet offer! Place a bet on the Virgin Bet Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase (14:40), and we’ll get paid as a winner if our horse finishes 2nd. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £73.56 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Applies to win single bets on the 14:40 Haydock on Saturday 18th December 2021.
  • Only the first £10 staked will be used to calculate bonus winnings.
  • Maximum bonus cash winnings of £500.00.

Qualifying bet

Please see my qualifying bets guide if you’d like more information about them and how they work.

It’s entirely up to you which horse you go for, but it would make sense to select a horse with relatively short odds in the hope of a 2nd place finish (you’ll see why in a moment).

At the time of writing, Buzz De Turcoing is available at back odds of 7.50 (13/2) and lay odds of 8.60.

We can calculate our lay stakes using my Matched Betting Calculator

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £8.74…

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Place £10.00 on Buzz De Turcoing @ 7.50 = Potential profit of £65.00

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Lay £8.74 on Buzz De Turcoing @ 8.60 = Potential liability of £66.42

Outcomes

Let’s have a look at our potential profit/loss for the possible outcomes…

Outcome Virgin Bet Betfair Profit/Loss
Buzz De Turcoing finishes 1st + £65.00 – £66.42 £1.42 loss
Buzz De Turcoing finishes 2nd + £65.00 + £8.56 £73.56 profit
Any other outcome – £10.00 + £8.56 £1.44 loss

So, we’ll make a nice profit of £73.56 if Buzz De Turcoing finishes 2nd. We’ll stand to lose a maximum of £1.44 on any other outcome. Risking £1.44 to make a potential profit of £73.56 gives us effective odds of 52.08, which I’m sure you’ll agree, makes this a profitable offer in the long run.

Any bonus cash winnings will be credited within 24 hours of the race finishing.



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