This page contains Bet Selector support information for
owners of the Bet Selector
software. For more information, existing and prospective program owners
are directed to the above links and in particular the
Below are answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
They are grouped into Getting Started, System Selector and
Getting Started FAQ
- How do I download form? Just select the appropriate option off
the pull down Import menu, for example “Download BestForm Form Files” if you
have a $55 a month subscription at
- How do I view more than 10 past starts? To see more than 10 past
starts per horse go into Price Predictor off the pull down Run menu and then
select "View/Print Extra Form" (note you can also
see form for all horses on one browser page).
- How do I view Ratings Tables and Selection Polls? Go into
Price Predictor off the pull down Run menu and then select "View/Print Extra Form". Then use the left hand drop down list to
change to the Selection Poll and Ratings Tables pages.
- What are the three columns of ratings? The first column of
ratings, Bet Selector’s “Base ratings”, are the program’s original ratings.
Next come the Better ratings which are more class based and pick slightly
better priced winners and then come the Plus ratings which are more
consistency based. Note that each group of ratings has two columns – one
with the actual rating and another with a rated price.
- How do I pick the top rated horse? The quickest way to pick the
top rated horse is to scan to the end of the ratings tables column where you
will see the three TAB numbers of the top, second top and third top rated
horses. Note the top horse is also the horse with the highest rating and
shortest rated price.
- What is an overlay? An overlay is a horse where the price
available in betting is “over” the rated price. It is very important that
when backing top rated horses you only back them when they are overlays.
This way your winnings should exceed your outlays (they won’t if you bet
horses “under the odds”).
- How can I update scratchings? Just select a meeting in the Price
Predictor part of the program (via the pull down RUN menu) and click the
"Get TAB Info" button in the top right hand corner of the window (make sure
you are connected to the Internet as scratchings, prices and results are
automatically sourced from Tattsbet's XML feed). To do all meetings for a
day in one go you can use the
Race TAB Live
module (via the pull down RUN menu).
System Selector FAQ
- How do I enter systems? Go into System Selector off the pull down
Run menu and click the “Add Blank System” button, then click the “Edit
System Rules” button. Then enter only the rules you wish to apply making
sure everything else is left as is.
- How do I run systems? Just make sure the system is selected and
click the “Test System” button, then select a date range on the pop up
dialogue – or for one date set the start and end dates to the same date.
Then click the Start button. When finished close the dialogue and click the
“View Last System Test” button to see the selections.
- How do I download TAB Results? There is an option for this off
the pull down File menu (the one when you first start up the program before
you go into other menus). Once you do this you can see profit and loss
results for systems run over past months (if you don’t then try ticking the
“Force Results Checking” checkbox when system testing).
- How can I import systems? If you have systems in a specially
named and structured DBF file from another user
then you must save the file to your hard drive and import it
using the "Import Systems" button in the System Selector part of the
program. Note the program looks in your "Price" folder for the file but can
be directed to look in any location if you saved the file elsewhere (eg
Desktop). Be careful not to import more than once as this will cause
duplication of systems.
- How do I set up a system to pick the top selection poll horse?
Details on how to do this (for Bet Selector Ultimate users) can be found at
Selection Poll System.
- How do I fix Unzip problems? Bet Selector supports automatic
unzipping of file downloads provided you have Windows XP or higher. On a few
computers this may not work - usually because Windows has not associated the
correct program with the VBS script file used to access the compressed
folders features of Windows. You can check for this problem by going into
the program/file associations via Control Panel and selecting the VBS file type
and making sure it says these files open with
"Windows Based Script Host". If not then fix the
association (if "Windows Based Script Host" can't be found then you may need
to Google a solution to reinstall it).
- How do I fix Cyberhorse Import Problems? If you get an error box
pop up while importing meetings it is likely that a meeting has become
corrupted during the download or unzip process. If the message persists then
you should try the separate unzip and import options (both Punter and Pro
Punter) off the pull down Import menu. Then Explore your TVF folder and
delete any zip files in it. Finally, Explore the FORM and TVFX subfolders
and remove any files in them.
- How do I avoid problems in Vista? If using Vista it is
recommended you install and run Bet Selector as an Administrator (using the
actual administrator account is preferable to using a user account that is
part of an administrator group).
- What do I do if my password is not accepted? If your password is
not accepted when you go to "Update Password" off the pull down FILE menu
then first check the code you sent us has not changed (if it has, email us
the new code for a new password). If the code is correct and you are sure
you have entered the password sent to you for that code then check the date
of the program via "About" off the pull down HELP menu (if the date is more
than one to three months old then download and run the install program
again). Also try deleting the PASSWORD.PPW file from your Price folder and
then re-enter your password.
- How do I transfer Bet Selector to another computer? First copy
the entire Price folder from the old computer to the new computer making
sure to include all files in Price, all subfolders and all files in each
subfolder (this step is essential if you want to keep all your past meetings
and systems). Then just download and run the install program again (and
remember to email in the new code for a new password).
If you have a question that is not answered by the above FAQs then email us
directly (see contact details at end of page) or check out the Bet
Selector forum at: