What is a First4? - how to place a First 4 bet

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A First4 bet is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners.

To win a First4, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placegetters in a given race.

There are several ways to place a First4, with punters being able to pick from a minimum of four runners up to a maximum of the field size.

First 4 bets are much harder to win, due to the fact you have to pick the first four horses past the post in correct order.

However, the winning dividends generally pay in the thousands of dollars and have even reached more than $1 million when pool sizes are large enough.

WHERE TO PLACE A FIRST4 BET
You can place First4 bets with most bookmakers such as Luxbet, Ladbrokes, Sportingbet, Sportsbet and Centrebet.

Here are some First4 bet options:

BASIC FIRST4
Select the first four placegetters past the post in the correct order. 

BOX FIRST4
A box First4 provides a better chance of winning by enabling punters to select four or more horses to finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in any order. 


BANKER FIRST4
If you are keen on a single runner in a race then a Banker First4 may be more profitable. Simply select the Banker for 1st, and choose one or more selections to fill 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. If your Banker wins and your other selections finish 2nd, 3rd and 4th, you to win the dividend. 

MULTIPLE FIRST4
A Multiple First4 provides punters the option to select any number of selections for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. For example, you might select two runners for 1st, three runners for 2nd, four runners for 3rd and five runners for 4th. 

ROVING BANKER FIRST4
If you are keen on a runner to finish in the first four placings, you can take it as a Roving Banker with three or more other runners. As long as your Roving Banker selection runs 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th, and your 'other' selections fill the other placings, you win the First4. 

SCRATCHINGS
If one or more of your selections are declared non-runners or are scratched after you have placed your bet, your money will be refunded on every combination that includes the scratched runner.


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