Sportsman PR man bets on its future

All bets seem to be off at The Sportsman, whose comms head Ed Pownall this Tuesday quoted Diary impressively short odds that all would soon be right as rain at the administration-hit sports betting and gambling title.

'I'll give you 1-3 that we're out of administration within a couple of weeks and my job is safe,' he says when we call to ask about his potential fate.

'With Goodwood under way, things are looking positive. The paper is full and staff are still working,' he adds.

He is in such form he even shares some Goodwood tips, suggesting we bet on a Frankie Dettori double-header. To our amazement, Diary went to press to the sound of Iffraaj and Sixties Icon romping home victorious.

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