Price Predictor is the original horse racing ratings part of Bet Selector first released in 1987. It combines all the various pieces of form for upcoming races to predict the outcome of the race. This is where Bet Selector and in particular its Price Predictor horse racing ratings come into play.
The Price Predictor module displays horses past form in a tabular format so it is easy to compare horse statistics and past form lines. But that's not all as the Price Predictor part of Bet Selector also generates horse racing ratings for horses past performances so you can numerically compare horses against one another even if they have never raced together before! The Price Predictor module will actually predict the order in which horses will finish and indicate what level of dividend is likely to be profitable for each horse. The Price Predictor module does this by using the past run horse racing ratings and applying bonuses and penalties to them to adjust for suitability to the upcoming race. A fully working version of Price Predictor can be found in the Bet Selector demo program which you can request by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your first name in the subject line.
Following are a number of screen shots from the Price Predictor part of Bet Selector. First up is the main Price Predictor screen showing meetings available in the left hand list box and a field list on the right:
Following is the more detailed screen that appears when you click the LOAD DATA TABLES button:
The following screen shows detailed statistics and form for a selected horse with our past performance ratings in the bottom left CIS column. The "Horse Data/Edit" area in the middle of the screen includes data you can change (which in turn will cause the predictions to be modified) and include the horse's last three start ratings (Rs1, Rs2, Rs3), the Base rating (weighted average of last three ratings), the distance of the horse's "best" performance out of its last three starts (LBD) and its peak ratings over a similar distance to the upcoming distance (PKDR).
All of the above screen shots display Bet Selector's rated price for each horse in a race. Knowing what dividend a horse should be paying is important to the concept of value betting whereby you only bet a horse if it is paying a fair price. Top rated horses will not always be over the odds and this value information is helpful in determining which horses should be bet and which should not. Note if you don't like using horse racing ratings or do but don't want to wait until the last minute to check betting prices then you don't have to use the Price Predictor part of Bet Selector. Many Bet Selector users bypass Price Predictor and go straight to the System Selector part of the program and screen shots from this and other parts of the program can be found via the horizontal menu at the top of this page.