Top Tote Plus is a bet type that guarantees punters the higher of: the best price declared on the three totes or the official starting price.
Top Tote Plus is a great option when betting during the 30 minutes before the race when Top Fluc and Best of the Best are no longer available. Top Tote Plus has various monikers, as each Australia betting site brands the product differently, it is also known as Best Tote or SP and Best Tote Plus.
The example shows the variances in the best tote price and also the official starting price (SP) for a fictional horse race. The Top Tote Plus price is effectively the highest price of four different horse racing betting products.
Sportsbet is the bookmaker to champion the Top Tote Plus product. BetEasy calls it Best Tote +. It varies with most agencies but, only those shown above offer the product.
Top Tote Plus is useful when backing outsiders as the tote prices on outsiders can vary considerably between the three totes. However, though it may be more useful than Top Fluc on occasions, it is not a better betting option than Best of the Best.
When available, Best Tote or SP is a better option than both the Mid Tote product and fixed odds betting. One other advantage of Top Tote Plus is that it is generally available for use with bonus bets, though it does not qualify when seeking to earn a bonus bet via a betting promotion.