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 the original stake is placed as an additional single bet on the second selection. If both selections win each original stake is placed as a single on the other selection: in effect giving twice the winnings for just two stake units. The downside of only one winning selection is that both original stakes are lost.
Usually played for ‘single stakes about (SSA)’ meaning stakes identical to the original ones are placed on selections in the case of one or more winners.
For example you have an Up-and-Down 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 re-use your £1 stakes to place another bet on both horses. Total return £16.
- If Red Rum just wins, your initial return was £3, however you lost the stake you used again on Many Clouds. Total return £2.
- If Many Clouds just wins, your initial return was £6, however you lost the stake you used again on Red Rum. Total return £5.
- If both lose you get no return.