Selecting Second, Third and Fourth

Normally in system tests the second, third and fourth picks come from a number of top rated horses (the default number is 6 top rated runners in non-Expert Mode systems). In Expert Mode in Bet Selector Ultimate Professional however you can have separate rules for each of the second, third and fourth placings.

An example will help illustrate this. Your main system rules are used to pick horses to win but for the placings you might want to use the top 4 in the AAP early market for second,the top 6 in the AAP early market for third and the top 8 in the AAP early market for fourth. To implement this the final lines of your Expert Mode system would be as follows:

B.MPRANK<=4
C.MPRANK<=6
D.MPRANK<=8

Note that the B line picks horses for second, the C line picks horses for third and the D line picks horses for fourth. Just use the respective letter (in upper case) followed by a full stop followed by your rule. Note also that you do not have to use the same ranking in each rule as virtually anything can be used to select each of the second, third and fourth picks (when I say anything I mean any horse based rule as it would not make sense to use a meeting or race selection rule).

Something that might not be obvious is that if you leave out a line then all horses in the race are included for the position in question. Think of it like you do rules for the win where if no rules are present then all horses in the race are selected. Note that just because we use letters B, C and D to pick second, third and fourth this does not imply there is such a thing as letter A (there is not as Expert Mode as described in posts up until now is all about picking win selections anyway).

The other thing worth mentioning is that you can actually have more than one rule (line) for each placing. This means you can build quite complex rule setting for each placing if you really want to.

For readability and to ensure Expert Mode interprets your rules correctly please make sure the above mentioned rules come last in your Expert Mode system. And make sure the B ones come before the C ones and the C ones come before the D ones.