Refund If Horse 2nd

Refund if your horse finishes 2nd is a popular offer run by the bookmakers. Anytime a bookmaker runs this offer, take them up!

How Do I Complete These Refund Offers?

Back, Lay And Hope!

Simply back and lay a horse for a small trigger bet loss and hope it comes 2nd!

It is best to choose a horse with odds around 2.0 to 7.0 as these are more likely to come 2nd than a very strong favourite or a rank outsider. By choosing odds of 2.0 to 7.0, your horse will have approximately a 20% to 25% chance of coming 2nd.

It is also very important to choose a horse with a low trigger bet loss (ideally under £1).

For more information on this, please see the Horse Racing Refund guide.

Using The OddsMonkey Racing Matcher

The Racing Matcher is very helpful for all racing refund offers. It gives you the horses with the lowest qualifying losses as well as providing direct links to the exchanges. Read the Racing Matcher guide for more detail!

How Much Profit Do I Make Per Offer?

You will make around £2.50 expected profit per offer. Note you could get unlucky and the horses you choose don't come 2nd for many races in a row, but this should even out over time.


If you choose odds of 3.0 for your £20 bet, then approximately 23% of the time you will receive a £20 free bet refund.

This has an expected free bet of £4.60 (23% * £20). This is the equivalent of £3.45 expected profit (assuming you convert free bets to cash at 75%).

So long as your trigger bet is no more than £1, then you will make an expected £2.45 expected net profit.

For more details on the % chance, please see the Profit Estimator in the Racing Refund Guide.

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