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Horse Racing: Tipster making false claims admits to error.

Byline: Graham Green

THE tipster operating under the guise of Jonathan Wells, who falsely boasts his selections have been proofed to the Racing Post, yesterday admitted the promotion had been a "disaster", writes Graham Green.

Giving his real name as Wesley Beagley, he blamed the Post Office on learning punters are continuing to receive his mailshot containing the fraudulent claim.

Following a short break, the Racing Post has in recent days received a new round of calls from potential Wells clients, asking for confirmation of his supposedly phenomenal success rate, but Beagley said: "We sent out 5,000 brochures three weeks ago and if they are still landing it is nothing short of the post office doing a useless job."

The mailshot bears a striking resemblance to those previously circulated under the names of David Burridge and Martin Jarvis, both of which were traced back to a Cardiff man, Sean Pearson, who admitted operating as a bogus tipster under two aliases and was fined pounds 1,300 by trading standards this year.

He added: "If punters are still receiving the letter, they should ignore it because it's out of date."

Beagley plans to continue as a tipster, but promised: "The publicity material will be rewritten and there won't be any mention of the Racing Post."
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Oct 6, 2006
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