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 "Download Sample Meetings" option for a sample day. For more
days use the “Download Bestform Form Files” 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 select a meeting in the Price
Predictor part of the software (via the pull down RUN menu) and click the
"Get UBet Info (JSON)" button at the bottom of
the window (make sure you are connected to the Internet when you do this). To do all meetings for a
day in one go you can use the
Race Day Live module
(via the pull down RUN menu).
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 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
- 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.
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).