2nd to SP Fav Horse Racing Offers

  • An offer that is often overlooked as offering little value, however in the right hands the 2nd to SP offer from major online bookmakers can be very profitable. It works well on UK & Ireland racing with strong favourites, I’d always look at odds of evens (decimal 2.0)  or lower.  If we can find some value from somewhere else in the field, this offer provides us with the added insurance of if we get beat by the SP (starting price) favourite, we get our money back - usually in the form of a free bet.

    As there are so many UK & Ireland races taking place pretty much every calendar day we usually have a few 2nd to SP offers uploaded to the site during the falt & national hunt seasons. 

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  • What's your top tips for this offer?

    2nd to SP (staring price) favourite can provide you with a great insurance if you use on the right races, below are my tips for making the most out of this offer:

    • look to place your bets just before the race starts - so you have a clear idea of who the starting price fav is going to be. Betting on the SP fav with this sort of offer is going to add no value as you need your bet to also lost in order to claim the free bet insurance
    • look at races where the fav is less than events (1/1 or 2.0). In these type of races, the fav has a decent change of winning the race, so if we can place a bet one of the outsiders of the race, we have a change of a big payout if they win, but also the insurance of our stake back as a free bet if the favourite goes on and wins. 
    • Just before you plump for the bookmaker offering 2nd to SP, just check our other horse racing offers to make sure there is no other bookmaker that is offering a better promotion. for example 2nd place refund
  • Other variations to the 2nd to SP offer

    There certainly are other variations of this offer, we do see 2nd & 3rd to SP and also 2nd, 3rd & 4th to SP! Such offers usually pop up during the larger horse racing meetings (Cheltenham - the Christmas for any horse racing punters!) when we see larger fields of runners and a strong fav. 

  • When is the best time to place a bet for this offer?

    If there is a very clear favourite, then you would be safe placing a bet on any of the other horses to win in order to qualify for the SP refund if it places 2nd. If there are several horses all at the top of the market, then it can be best to wait until 15 minutes before the race starts to get an idea of what money is coming for each horse. If there are several favourites, it may be worth seeing if there are any 2nd place refunds available.

  • Can the SP Fav change?

    Yes the SP fav can change depending on how many bets are being placed on the various horses in the race. horses where the odds change dramatically are called market movers.

  • What does SP mean?

    SP refers to the starting price of a horse. For example, a horse may be priced at 4-1 in the morning, but by the time the race starts it's drifted to 6-1. If you backed a horse that drifted in the market with a bookmaker that offers best odds guaranteed,  you will be paid out at the bigger price if the horse wins. when looking to get a refund on a 2nd to SP fav offer, your horse must come 2nd to the favourite in the race. In other words, it must come 2nd to the the horse with the lowest odds in the race.

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