Only need one currently . . .
And 90% of the pygmies are on the punt; though not always on their own mount
Yes. And with the advent of national (and increasingly international scrutiny) of their riding via ubiquitous race replays, and mobile phone records, and the co-operation of wagering operators in releasing betting records to authorities, it is much more obvious than in the past when it happens.
Rest assured that James McDonald will not be found to be "in the pocket" of a professional punter.
James McDonald had been guided and polished by highly respected NZ er's, long before he arrived on these shores.
At 23 he has associated himself with someone he could have probably done without.
I'm sure most of us have been there.
Nemesis is right. What is not helping McDonald is the fact that Gardiner's lawyer has instructed his client not to co-operate. Gardiner should man up and take the rap if he truly thinks of McDonald as a friend.
A young 24 year old who did not need the money but probably felt obliged to accept it out of respect for someone who called himself a friend is increasingly looking like paying a big price for that friendship. McDonald's lawyer seems to be advising him to resign, close his eyes and click the heels of his red ruby slippers together and repeat there's no place like home over and over.
The old saying "honesty is the best policy" might be the optimum strategy here for all parties involved. Why doesn't it surprise me that the lawyers, on the surface of it, seem to be advising their clients to perform actions that will only lead to this thing being drawn out over a long period in the public eye.
It is not as if they murdered someone, but it is fast devolving into that.