While on the subject of betting, there are plenty of punters around town who were wondering if and when the Jockey Club's betting department was thinking about stimulating some turnover with the Triple Trio jackpot pool. The percentage skimmed off Triple Trio bets and into the jackpot pool to provide an opening jackpot where none existed naturally should have a nice round look about it considering it has not been used once this season. However, events have overtaken what we presume to have been a cunning plan to spur betting on the final day with a Triple Trio jackpot. As everyone is aware, the inability of punters to nail the TT in recent weeks has already provided a serious starting point for Sunday's finale and we shall have to wait for the 2003-04 season to see what the betting department has come up with for the sum sitting in the TT jackpot pool. We would trust them implicitly not to do anything foolish with it - like use the money to stimulate racing's rival, soccer betting, when it starts before the new racing season.