…or even part of one…

At most Borrowdale Park race meetings there is at least one mouth-watering Quartet payout.

As one has to be in it to win it, and you want to win big, choose the trickiest race on the card (one with a reasonably sized field) and do it. A winning ticket has to have the first four horses past the post, in the correct order. A single line of four horses will cost $1. If you win with that single line you are extremely talented (and lucky). Good luck with that.

Knowledgeable punters would be more likely to BOX the four chosen horses…which means they can finish in any order- as long as they finish in the first four places. This costs $24 which may be too expensive for those just having some fun. You can choose to take a percentage of this amount (with help from your friendly Tote operator), and when you win you will get a percentage of the payout.

For instance if you invested $3 on a boxed quartet costing $24 you would get 12.5% of the winning payout …which might run into hundreds or thousands.

You can also choose to have Roving Bankers, with some Boxed horses, in your Quartet, but now it’s getting complicated, and expensive, and this is better left until you are really hooked on Quartets.

On Sunday the third race on the Borrowdale Park card, a 2000m Merit Rated 55 Handicap, looks suitably tricky. There are 10 runners and Baumgartner is set to carry top weight. This five-year-old gelding likes this trip and although he may not like carrying 61.5 kgs he should run a place. Finlay on 52kgs is also worth considering, as are Wee Doch’n Dorris and the remaining seven runners.

Without stressing about it just pick four horses. You are doing this for fun….and an end result of four fancied, and most likely horses, will not give you the huge payout you are hoping for. And if you don’t succeed…better luck next time.

The next Borrowdale Park meeting is on Sunday 15 April, and the first race is due off at 12.40pm.

Baumgartner Herholdt 1700Maiden Finlay Fortune

Baumgartner and Finlay heading for the finish of a 1700m Maiden Plate in January 2016.


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