Racing: Jack finishes back in the pack

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JO N JACK, the horse at the centre of a police investigation into a betting coup, made himslf look inconspicuous on his latest run at Beverley yesterday. Nine days after landing more than pounds 85,000 in off-course bets when winning a Lingfield seller at odds of 33-1, the four-year-old could finish only 10th in a handicap, drifting from 7-1 to 10-1 in the market.

The Jockey Club completed its inquiry into the affair yesterday when it confirmed that the post- race dope test on Jo N Jack at Lingfield had proved negative.

However police inquiring into bets placed on the horse have uncovered a link with the 1982 swindle involving the 'ringer' Flockton Grey. Many of the same betting shops which accepted bets on Flockton Grey seem to have attracted bets on Jo N Jack.