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A Super Heinz Bet – What is it?

The Super Heinz is a specialist type of multiple, consisting of a massive 120 bets drawn from seven individual selections. It isn’t a full coverage bet, which means that it does not involve any singles, so to earn a return from this bet, you need at least two of the selections to win.

The bet is known as the Super Heinz because it is considered to be an upgrade of the six-selection Heinz bet, which was named after the famous ‘57 varieties’ slogan of the well-known food company Heinz.

So how do you construct a Super Heinz bet? The original seven individual selections are combined into 21 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 fourfold accumulators, 21 fivefold accumulators, seven sixfold accumulators, and one sevenfold accumulator. It’s an expensive bet to place, requiring an outlay of 120 times the initial stake. A £1 Super-Heinz will cost you £120 while a £1 each-way Super-Heinz works out at £240.

Every bettor imagines one day picking a string of winners, perhaps even picking the winner of every race at a single meeting, but while this remains the ultimate dream, the Super Heinz enables you to maximise your winnings even if you fall short of the jackpot.

So, while a Super Heinz could still land you that monster bet, it can also ensure that you get a big reward if you have a good day without quite hitting every winner. Let’s say you have come up with a typically diverse range of selections for the seven races at a single meeting:

Horse A: 5/1
Horse B: 9/4
Horse C: 7/2
Horse D: 6/5
Horse E: 15/8
Horse F: 9/4
Horse G: 7/2

If you were to combine these selections in a £1 Super Heinz bet, your stake would cost you £120, but the rewards can be spectacular. If all seven selections won, you would earn an impressive £47279.13 for your efforts.

Obviously, the fact that the Super Heinz involves 120 separate lines means that it is an expensive option initially, but this has to be balanced with the prospects of generating large returns from the sixty-plus accumulators involved. For example, a normal seven-selection accumulator in which every selection was priced at 2/1 would give you potential winning odds of 2,187/1 but by grouping these selections in a Super Heinz, your odds rise to 16,362-1.

The multiple coverage of a Super Heinz means that you don’t need to come up with seven winning selections and can still make a solid profit if two or three of your choices don’t win. The high initial stake can also be made more manageable by choosing a smaller unit stake, such as 20p or 10p, which can still generate significant returns.

Before placing a Super Heinz bet, it can be a good idea to check out one of the many free bet calculators available online, which will enable you to test out the potential returns for different selection combinations as you plot that monster win!