Bet Selector Getting Started Guide
These pages contain Bet Selector support information for owners of the Bet
Selector software. Basic "getting started" help can be found on this page while more
detailed information can be found via
the horizontal menu above where each menu item navigates to a separate page on a
specific part of the program.
Before you can run the program you have to install it. This is done via
download instructions that are emailed to you either (a) if you order a paid
version of the program or (b) if you request the free version by sending an
email with your first name in the subject line to
Note: If you expected an email as above but did not receive
one then please email your contact and/or payment details to us at
When you first run the program and attempt to do anything with it, you will
be presented with a password dialogue displaying a "computer code". Simply email
the "computer code" to us as and we will email you back a password.
When using the program it will reveal the four main drop down menus as follows:
- File: This menu is used for infrequent file
operations like updating your password, downloading monthly TAB result
files, transferring TAB results to another computer and accessing a
Setup option allowing you to set default values for importing and Race Day Live.
- Run: This menu lets you access the main parts of
the program which are Price Predictor, System Selector, Race Day Live and MyCalc (note that the Gold version does not
- Import: This menu lets you download, unzip and import
meeting form. You will note a number of checkboxes that should be left
ticked. Note you can only get to this menu if all other parts of the program are
- Help: This menu provides a link to this Help File and an "About"
option for checking the version name and date of your program.
To view form and run system tests you need to download meeting form. You can get started quickly by
downloading free sample meetings using the "Download Sample Meetings" option
off the pull down Import menu. For more regular use you will need a monthly form
subscription as per our
Form Import web page.
Note: It is your responsibility to back up the contents of your
program folder (c:\price) and we recommend you do this
periodically (eg to CD or USB drive) so you can restore the program and all your
past data if needed. When doing this you should copy every single file in the
program folder as when restoring, the program and past data is only guaranteed
to be trouble free if the restored folder and contents is identical to that
originally backed up.
Getting Started FAQ
- How do I download form? Go to the pull down IMPORT menu
and select the appropriate download option - for a free sample use the "Download Sample Meetings" option.
- How do I view Ratings Tables and Selection Polls? Go
into the Price Predictor part of the software off the pull down RUN menu. To
view web-style rating tables and selection polls click the "View Extra Form"
button - then use the left hand drop down list
to change to the Selection Poll and Ratings Tables pages. To view in
database-style click the "LOAD DATA TABLES" button. For more help on this go
to our Price
- How do I view form for all horses on one page? To view
form for all horses in a race on one page go into the Price Predictor part of the software off the pull down
RUN menu and then
select "View Extra Form".
- What are the three columns of ratings? The first column
of ratings, Bet Selector’s “Main Ratings”, are the program’s main predictive
ratings (previously called Base Ratings but renamed as they are actually
base ratings plus bonuses and penalties). Next come the "Better Ratings"
which are more class based and pick slightly better priced winners (but with
a slightly lower strike rate). Finally we have the "Plus Ratings" which are
more consistency based but don't use all the traditional bonuses and
- How do I pick the top rated horse? On the "Extra Form"
pages as described above, 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. On the main
Price Predictor window there is a "ratings order" radio button to
automatically list fields in rated order. Note the top horse is the horse
with the highest rating and shortest rated price.
- How can I update scratchings? Just go to the
Race Day Live module
(via the pull down RUN menu) and click the "ALL RACES" button. You can also
do each meeting individually in the Price Predictor part of the software.
System Selector FAQ
- How do I enter systems? Go into the System Selector
part of the software off the pull down RUN menu and click the “Add Blank
System” button, then click the “Edit System” button. Then enter only
the rules you wish to apply making sure everything else is left as is.
Detailed help on all the available rules can be found on our
- 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 make sure the “Selections” button
is highlighted to see the selections.
- How do I update TAB Results? You can use the Race Day Live part of the program to get results on a daily basis. For previous
months there is an option off the pull down FILE menu (the one when you first start up the
program before you go into other menus). If profits
and losses don't appear for systems run over past months try
ticking the “Force File Checking” checkbox when system testing.
- How can I import free systems? There are special
buttons in the System Selector part of the program that will automatically
download and import free 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.
Following are some solutions to common problems you might come across.
- How do I fix Unzip problems? Bet Selector supports
automatic unzipping of file downloads. If this does not work then maybe 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 Windows Settings then into "Apps" then "Default Apps" then
"Choose default apps by file type" where you can select
the VBS file type and make 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).
- What if I still have unzip or form download problems?
Go into your anti-virus and/or internet security-firewall programs and bring
up their exception lists. Make sure both the program name Bet Selector and
folder name Price are in the relevant exception lists. Also make sure your
anti-virus and/or internet security-firewall programs are not blocking
- What do I do if "View Extra Form" does not work or System
Analyser reports do not open? If this happens it is likely that
your web browser is not configured to open the required HTM and HTML files.
This can be fixed in Windows Settings by going into "Apps" then "Default
Apps" then "Choose default apps by file type" where you can associate
your web browser with the HTM and HTML file types. Alternatively you can locate some
HTM and HTML files in Windows Explorer, right mouse click them (one of each)
and select "Open with" - then select the desired (web browser) program to use from the
list making sure the checkbox to set this as the default is ticked. The same
fix applies when CSV files won't open in your spreadsheet program except of
course that the associated program is your spreadsheet program.
- 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.
If you have a question that is not answered by the above FAQs or on one of
our other support pages then you can email us
for help (see contact details at end of page).