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Byline: Colin Lynch

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
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 10, 2008
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