The people of Wrexham will be keeping an eager but proud eye on this weekend’s Grand National as the town will have its first ever entrant.
4-year-old Geraint Roberts, from Hightown, will enter the steeplechase as a wildcard following the death of another entrant. But at 35000/1, many aren’t expecting much.
Proud trainer Mike Edwards said: “We were shocked to get the call but I think we’re ready. He isn’t exactly what you’d call thoroughbred, in fact his ancestry seems to indicate that he’s more yak than horse, but we’ll give it a good go”.
Gamblers hoping to spend their hard-earned cash on the local outsider must be advised that Geraint’s raging Spice addiction means he has a tendency run around in small circles when he hears a gun going off.