Origin Sports Group is Keith Mills' baby. I don't believe it has anything to do with Ratcliffe. What diplomatic relationships are like between those two, I don't know. Wary, at a guess.However the other possible element in the equation is Origin Sports Group. They are the sports investment and management group who Dalton got to oversee venue bidding. Origin stem from Team Origin, a UK syndicate put together with Ben Ainslie with plans to challenge for the AC after 2007, at the end of the IACC era. They might think that they could raise the money if there was enough hype, and they would then front the event. There would always be a way of Ratty putting some money in without it looking like he was running the whole shebang.