HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A STORY?
James Somper writes that a COLLEGE student will win £3,000 at tonight’s Grand National on a bet placed before he was born.
Isaac Whitcombe discovered the £5 bet slip in a time capsule given to him for his 18th birthday.
Along with a copy of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the romantic comedy Love Actually, the haul also included a 50-1 each-way bet on horse number 3 for the 2022 Grand National .
The bet was placed for him by his uncle Daniel, 42, just days before the student from Guildford, Surrey, was born in 2004.
Last month, after turning 18, Isaac finally got the ticket and he can win his first-ever legal £3,000 bet when Delta Work runs home this afternoon.
If the horse – which has now moved up to second in the race – is placed, Isaac could redeem £500 for the round-trip ticket after bookmakers increased its value from £5 to £50.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/horseracing/18194440/grand-national-2022-live-results-runners-riders-templegate-tips-aintree/ Grand National 2022 LIVE RESULTS: Race IN PROGRESS – Runners and Drivers, Templegates 11/1 TIP, Free Bets