The Race Day Auto Selector

The Race Day Auto Selector is an optional GTX add-on that is used to enter and save the rules of systems provided on the TRB web site so GTX users can run those systems over today’s races to isolate possible selections.

The Auto Selector is actually a feature-limited version of TRB’s renowned System Developer. Its limitations are that it is not able to do financial analysis on historical data and also has the powerful ‘Analyze by’ function disabled. Those users who already have the System Developer have no need for the Race Day Auto Selector.

Apart from using the Auto Selector with TRB-supplied systems, users can also enter rules and create systems of their own design, although they will lack the ability to test and refine those systems by using historical racing data, dating from January 2000, as a test bed.

Since about December 2005, new users have been given the current four systems described on the TRB web site as an introductory gift, in the form of files which are simply saved into their ‘Systems’ folder.

The systems then appear in the Auto Selector’s system list on the next opening of the program. This obviates the need for manual entry of the system rules.

Users that were with us prior to the introductory gift and who have not yet manually created the systems in their Auto Selector, are welcome to ask us for the system files.

Currently, those Systems are...

(a) GTX or Trakform Stable Jockeys:

This strategy focuses on top rated horses (either GTX or Trakform ratings) ridden by a hand picked group of top jockeys.

(b) GTX Last Start Winners:

This systems combines the positive form angle of last start winners racing at the same track with the comprehensive and accurate assessment of the GTX rating, and provides a large group of betting prospects that can be exploited for long-term profit.

(c) Trakform Gems:

Top rated horses that were expected to rate well at their Qualifying Run (QR) and did so on the same track as today's race are much more likely than average to repeat their performance and win.

(d) Trakform Favourites :

Favourites that are validated by being the top rated Trakform horse in the race are significantly undervalued by the betting market and therefore present a large group of betting prospects that can be exploited for long-term profit.

Further info...

The rules, results and further information on these systems is available by clicking on the 'Info' links in the 'GTX Winning Methods' section of the home page of the TRB web site.

To run the Systems...

1. Have the meetings you want to check loaded into GTX

2. Open the Auto Selector by either clicking on the Systems icon on the GTX Tool Bar or System Developer on the Menu Bar.

3. Select the relevant system from the drop down list of the right hand side. You do not need to click in the checkboxes – these are for creating groups of systems. Simply click on the name of the system to select it, the click the green arrow again to close the list

The name of the currently selected system always appears in the tile bar of the Race Day Auto Selector window

4. Select the option that says ‘using...loaded races’

5. Click

6. The Auto Selector will scan the loaded races and any selections will appear in the Selections pane. If you right click in the Selections pane and then select ‘Print Selections’ a text file of the selections will open. You can print the selections from this text file, or save it and then open it in another program such as MS Excel.


Saving a Group of Systems


Two or more individual systems may be saved as a group of systems. The main purpose of saving systems as a group is that instead of running the number of separate systems over today’s races to determine your selections, you need only to run the group as a single entity.

Please note that a group of systems should only be used for analysing races yet to be run to identify your selections or possible chances in today's races, for example. The 'group' feature was not designed to analyse historical data. That must be done on a system basis.

To save two or more individual systems as a group...

To recall your group at any time in the future, click on the green two-way arrow beside the group name text box and select the group name from the drop-down list.


Create Your Own Systems


You can of course make up a system of your own and enter the rules and save the system, and run it over loaded races, As mentioned previously, what you can’t do with the Race Day Auto Selector is do financial analysis over historical data to determine the potential effectiveness of your created system. You need the full-featured System Developer to do that.

To have a brief look at how to enter system rules, we can take a look at one of the systems that are given away by TRB, Dual Top Raters, and enter the rules manually. Those rules are:


To enter the first rule,
click the Race tab,
select Class in the Parameters list,
click in the Exclude checkbox,
click the green arrow to open the drop list,
select Hurdle and Steeple from the list
and close the list.

This rules tells the RDAS to ignore Hurdle and Steeple races.



To enter the second rule,
select the Horse tab,
select Jockey Penalty from the list,
again click in the Exclude checkbox,
and enter 4.5 and 5.5.

This rule will allow only those horses that are ridden by a jockey who has a Jockey Penalty of 4.0 or less.


Third rule:
Select the Rating tab,
select GTX from the list,
click the Rank button,
click in the Include checkbox,
and enter the values 1 and 1.

This rule allows only those horses that are top-ranked by the GTX rating.


The fourth rule requires the same actions as the third rule except that you select Trakform in the list rather than GTX.

Only horses that are top-ranked by the Trakform rating will pass this rule.


The final rule in this system is entered by
selecting the Stats tab,
selecting Career from the list,
clicking the Starts button
and the Exclude checkbox,
and entering the values 0 and 0.


By excluding those horses that have no race starts, this rule allows only those horses that have had at least one career run.


Saving Your Own System


Once you have entered rules into a system-to-be, you will no doubt want to save it; or you may prefer to save an empty system with a name and ID, then save it progressively as you enter rules.

Saving a new system involves two necessary steps and one optional. Please note, it is essential to allocate a unique 1-5 character ID for every system as results are indexed on the System ID. This particularly important when running a group of systems.

lick the system ‘Save’ button, and the ‘System Save/Save As..’ box opens. Enter your system name and unique system ID into the relevant text boxes. The optional, but recommended, step is to enter into the system description text box, a brief note about the system, perhaps indicating its date of creation and any other details you may like to include. Add any notes that you see fit. Then click the ‘OK’ button to save the system.

  Systems parameters may be amended at any time but changes will only be stored if you click the ‘Save System as..’ button, then the ‘OK’ button. After modifying, adding or deleting system parameters, you can save the resulting system by a new name. Just enter a new System ID and Description and click the ‘Save System as...’ button, enter a new system name, then click ‘OK’.

To recall your system at any time in the future, click on the green two-way arrow beside the system name text box and select the system name from the drop-down list.


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