Cape Met is a ‘World Pool’ event
The Cape Town Met race meeting at Kenilworth on Saturday has been classified as a World Pool event by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and that adds a new tote betting dimension to Cape Town’s greatest race.
TAB Win, Place, Swinger and Quinella pools on Races 4 to 11 at Kenilworth will be commingled into the Hong Kong Jockey Club tote, which operates the biggest tote pools in the world.
It’s a rare opportunity for TAB customers to bet big amounts without significantly diminishing payouts. The commingled pools on each of the four bet types are set to average more than R6 million and in most instances, it will take a really huge wager to depress a payout.
All other tote pools at the meeting will be hosted by TAB as usual and these include the Pick 6, which is set to total more than R10 million as a result of a R3-million carryover.
The likely mega Pick 6 pool is adding to the excitement of betting into the Hong Kong pools on a South African race meeting and TAB is also offering two other carryover pools.
The Quartet on the Met, in which players must select the first four to finish in the correct order, gets a R500,000 carryover boost that should generate a total pool of over R2 million.
And to end what will be a glorious race day with a flourish, there’s a R100,000 Quartet carryover to the last of the 12 races. The 1400m race has attracted a maximum field of 16 runners, offering the potential for a mega Quartet dividend.
Three TAB Jackpot pools will be in operation for the first time at a South African race meeting. Jackpot one will be on races 1 to 4 with Jackpot two on races 5 to 8 and Jackpot three on the last four races. TAB and TABgold retail customers must mark the Leg 1 race number on betting forms to ensure their bets go into the correct Jackpot pool.
The racing action will be top drawer from start to finish. The Met has attracted the country’s best middle-distance runners and there are five other feature races on the programme including two Grade 1 clashes.
TAB betting on the meeting will only be available the day before the race because pools must open simultaneously with Hong Kong tote pools. TAB customers must note that Hong Kong tote rules will apply in all World Pool bets on races 4 to 11. Full betting details are: ALL RACES: Win, Place, Swinger, Exacta, Quinella (FIRST, SECOND any order – available ONLY Races 4-10), Trifecta, Quartet, Rolling Double (Races 1-2; 2-3; 3-4 etc), Pick 3 (Races 1-3; 2-4; 3-5 etc) AND Bipot One (RACES 2-7), Bipot Two (RACES 7-12), Place Accumulator (RACES 3-9), Pick 6 (RACES 4-9), Jackpot One (RACES 1-4), Jackpot Two (RACES 5-8), Jackpot Three (RACES 9-12).NOTE: All bets R1 unit; minimum bet R6 except SWINGER, QUINELLA minimum bet R2. EACHWAY bet of R3 Win and R3 Place, as well as 3-horse EXACTA or TRIFECTA Box or 4-horse SWINGER Box for R6 total cost can be taken. ROLLING DOUBLE must be taken twice or 4, 6, 8 times etc, NOT 3 or 7 times. PICK 3 amount bet per combination must be multiple of R2 so bet R2, R4, R6, R8, R12 etc per combination, NOT R3 or R9. TAB Rules PICK 6: If first-timer wins, first horse to finish of those to have run before also qualifies. TAB PLACE rules: Less than 6 runners no Place betting; 6-7 runners payouts FIRST, SECOND; 8-15 runners FIRST, SECOND, THIRD; 16 or more runners FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH. Fractional betting: Trifecta, Quartet, Bipot, PA, Pick 6, Jackpot. ALL TO COME (WIN or PLACE) any 2 or more races.PLEASE NOTE RACES 4 to 11: Win, Place, Swinger, Quinella commingled with Hong Kong Jockey Club. HKJC rules will apply. HKJC PLACE Place rules: Less than 4 declared runners no Place betting; 4-6 declared runners payouts FIRST, SECOND; 7 or more declared runners payouts FIRST, SECOND, THIRD.