What is a Straight Forecast Bet

A straight forecast bet is a bet which covers first and second place in a race. In order to win the bet, you have to call the top two positions in the correct order.

How to Place a Straight Forecast Bet

Have a look at our bookmaker reviews in order to decide which South African sportsbook to place your bets with. Once you have made your decision, look out for sporting events around the corner — horseracing in particular. Events such as the Durban July and the Sun Met (formerly the J&B Met) are worth keeping an eye on if you want to place a straight forecast bet.

When to use a Straight Forecast Bet

The chance of winning from a straight forecast bet is lower than for a reverse forecast bet, but you can also win bigger for less money. Do not place large sums of money on straight forecast bets, but do have a crack if you know your horceracing very well and you are feeling very confident.