A betting lovers dream today with a full football fixture list and a full schedule of horse racing culminating in the main event, the Grand National.
I know you’re meant to follow form, look at the age of the horse, the track it’s running etc to determine who you should back, however, I reckon there are a lot of people like me who just look for an amusing name or a name that they can relate to – we all love the funny innuendo ones, right?!
Anyway, in the perfect footballing script, it was revealed that there is in fact a horse named after Arsenal ace Per Mertesacker, this of course brought about jokes of how the horse will be slow and awkward much like the German’s style of play. However, it went one funny step further than that when it was announced that Mertesacker would be a non-runner in the 13:30 at Aintree.
Sometimes the jokes just write themselves…
Breaking news at Aintree that Mertesacker is a non runner … pic.twitter.com/1apOfaCZod
— Mark Pougatch (@markpougatch) April 11, 2015