A short post today, dear reader, to tell you of an academic study currently underway into the effects of online gambling.
As you know, this is a subject very close to my heart. And, as you probably also know, I am a strong proponent of responsible gambling, and only ever risking money you can afford (and are comfortable) to lose.
Well, some academics at Swansea Metropolitan University are looking at online gambling, and are interested in your thoughts.
There are ten questions (the last two have quite a lot of parts), it's completely anonymous, and I've asked for a copy of the report when it becomes available, so that I may share some of the findings here.
If you're not interested in this, feel free to ignore. However, if you would like to share your thoughts on the subject, then you may do so by clicking the link below:
On the subject of hot trainer, Barry Hills, he has two runners today at Pontefract - Chapter And Verse, who is odds on in the 2.10, and Jabal Tariq in the 4.10, who looks quite interesting in what could become a tactical affair.
For my money, the one to beat is not Hawaass, the likely odds on jolly (who steps up markedly in class on his seasonal debut), but rather Richard Fahey's Albaqaa. This one will be straighter for his first run and has won in this grade.
High numbers are usually at a distinct disadvantage over a mile at Ponty, and I'd be against both Kingsdale Orion and Ours in the 3.10. Looking for one to back, why not side with Unbreak My Heart, who has his first run for the aforementioned Mr Fahey, and who has his right trip and grade, is well drawn, and can go well fresh. At around 9/1, he's a fair each way squeak.
That's it for today. Hopefully some of you will take ten minutes to help with the survey, which I think will be interesting and possibly revealing.