00), but this time he has Watch My Back representing him instead of Three Mirrors, who won this race in 2007 and 2008.
Watch My Back wouldn't be as classy as Three Mirrors, but the two share similarities, including their appreciation of a sound surface, and as long as there's no significant change from the predicted good ground, the eight-year-old is entitled to make it three wins from four starts.
Geoff Thompson (left), aged 40, who lives in Coventry, published his memoirs Watch My Back earlier this month.
Mr Thompson will be signing copies of Watch my Back at Waterstones in the Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, Broad- gate, Coventry city centre at 7pm today.
More than 300 fights later, and with a network of scars and broken bones to show for his troubles, the ex-doorman's complete story, called Watch My Back - borrowing the title from previously published recollections of his doorman days - chronicles his rise from humble beginnings in Tile Hill to the entrance halls of some of Coventry's choicest pubs and clubs.
He has also written a philosophical work called The Elephant and the Twig, and scripted a movie version of Watch My Back, which is currently being developed by Destiny Films.
Watch My Back is being put together for cinema by Mr Thompson and playwright Jim Cartwright with the aid of a pounds 30,000 European development award.
Mr Thompson said Watch My Back had sold more than 20,000 copies since it was first published seven years ago.