To win an Any2, you must select two runners that are placed first, second or third in any order.
An Any2 bet is available on every race at every meeting where there are eight or more runners. If there are Late Scratchings, and the number of actual starters is reduced to seven, an Any2 pool will still operate on that race. However if there are further Late Scratchings, and the field is reduced to six or less actual starters, then the Any2 pool will be abandoned and all monies refunded.
There are two ways to take an Any2 bet:
With a Box Boxed Any2, just choose two of the first three place getters past the post, in any order, from two or more selections. The more runners you 'Box' in an Any2 the more combinations you get. As long as two selections finish first, second or third, you collect the Any2 dividend.
If you are confident your selection will finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd, then a Banker Any2 is a perfect type of bet. Your 'Banker' would be the 'sure thing' and you can group it with any number of other runners in the race. Providing your 'Banker' runs 1st, 2nd or 3rd and one of your other selections finishes 1st, 2nd or 3rd with your 'Banker', you get the Any2. The more 'other' selections you take, the more combinations you get. For example, if you took a 'Banker' with six other runners you would get six combinations. This bet would cost $6 for a $1 investment on each combination.