The PA said Bentley Manor was backed to 4-1 from 8-1, with 10-1 seen, while SIS returned 5-1 as the opening show.
A PA SP reporter registered an pounds 8,000 to pounds 1,000 bet and saw the price available with seven bookies, three of whom laid bets at 10-1. However, Arthur Jones, of SIS, said: 'I saw bookmaker Len Bowden put up 10-1 and then 8-1, and the bookie next to him followed. They were the only two betting at the time.
'The first price I saw generally was 5-1, which was what we sent. If you send out an opening show of just two bookmakers it is open to manipulation.'Reuse content