A double stakes about (DSA) bet is an example of an ‘if cash’ or ‘any-to-come (ATC)’ bet. A wager on two selections and consisting of two single bets. If one selection wins (hence the phrase ‘if cash’) then double the original stake is placed as an additional single bet on the second selection. However if one of the horses odds are less than evens, the full return will be used on the additional bet.
For example you have an DSA on Red Rum at 2/1 and Many Clouds at 5/1 with a £1 unit stake.
- If both win you initial return was £9, but you then double your £1 stakes to place another bet on both horses. Total return £23.
- If Red Rum just wins, your initial return was £3, however you lost the double stake you used again on Many Clouds. Total return £1.
- If Many Clouds just wins, your initial return was £6, however you lost the double stake you used again on Red Rum. Total return £4.
- If both lose you get no return.