Letter: . . . and similarly.
I FEEL someone has to make a stand regarding the bookmakers' prices at Wimbledon, who on Friday returned insulting starting prices, with the percentages in the mid 140s.
As a result, the price guide in the Racing Post bears little resemblence to the actual prices.
On Saturday, I understand that in the 8.45 contest the Amalfi Drive was 4-1 on the tissue; it opened 5-2.
I don't think another bookmaker is needed, it just needs the exisiting ones to play a fairer game.
After all, last Saturday, on an all-graded card, only four favourites returned over 2-1 and only two of them won.
I own a dog that runs at Wimbledon and is currently running in A1 class. The track is the nearest to me but I'm now contemplating moving him elsewhere.
Whether you are a pounds 10 or pounds 200 punter, gambling is about value and at the moment you're just not getting that at Wimbledon.
Colin Lynch Wimbledon