A First 4 bet is selecting the runners that will finish 1st 2nd, 3rd and 4th in order, in a nominated race.
To increase your chances, you can take a multiple First 4 by marking more than one selection in any of the four finishing positions.
If all selections are entered into the first column, this creates an Allways First 4, meaning your runners can finish in any order for the bet to be successful.
First 4 betting is available on selected races nominated by TABtouch.
A Roving Banker allows you to cover multiple combinations in one transaction by anchoring a selection(s) as a definite placegetter. On a First 4 the selected Roving Banker(s) must finish in the first four placings.
To place a Roving Banker;
• Select the Roving Banker Option
• Select a runner as the Roving Banker (RB) in the RB selection column
• Select at least three more selections in the ‘With’ column to fill the remaining placings
To be successful the selected ‘Roving Banker’ must finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th whilst the ‘With’ selections must fill the remaining place between them.
You can select up to three Roving Bankers on a First 4. When this option is selected, for the bet to be successful both Roving Bankers must finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th whilst the ‘With’ selections must fill the remaining placings between them.
Flexi Betting allows you to take virtually as many combinations in a First 4 as you wish and you nominate the total amount you wish to spend.
TABtouch calculates the Flexi percentage of the investment you have placed by dividing the total spend by the number of combinations selected. The Flexi percentage must be greater than 1% for the bet to be allowed to place.
If successful, you will receive a percentage of the displayed dividend equal to the Flexi percentage of the bet you have placed.
If any runners selected in your First 4 are scratched, you will receive a refund for every eliminated combination.
If the race is abandoned or postponed, all Trifecta wagers will be refunded in full.
Dead heats in any of the first four placings will result in more than one winning combination. Each combination will have a separate dividend.
For example, if runner number 1 wins the nominated event, runner number 2 finishes second, runner number 3 finishes third and runners 4 and 5 dead heat for fourth, a First 4 dividend will be paid on both combinations 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199. The net First 4 pool is split with half allocated to each winning combination.
In the event of a dead heat where one First 4 combination is selected and one is not, for example a customer selected 188.8.131.52 but no person selected 184.108.40.206, the pool is then split with half allocated to the combination 220.127.116.11 and the other half of the net pool would jackpot.
In the event the total investment on the winning combination is less than $0.50, part of the net First 4 payout pool on that race will be carried over to the next First 4 pool on the nominated meeting. If no person selects the correct combination, the entire net First 4 payout pool will be carried over.
If a carryover occurs on the last race of the meeting, the jackpot will be allocated to a future race to be announced by TABtouch.
For First 4 pools combined with SuperTAB or operated on a WA standalone basis, a commission rate of 22.50% is applicable.
For nominated meetings where First 4 wagers are comingled into an international pool, the pool host’s commission rate structure and dividend calculation policy will apply.