Horse's shock visit to Chorley bookies just before the Grand National

Staff at a Chorley bookies are used to punters placing a pony on a fancy.

Monday, 16th April 2018, 10:30 am
Updated Monday, 16th April 2018, 10:31 am

But when one walked through the door of the town centre shop just a few hours before the start of the Grand National on Saturday, they - and customers, too - got a bit of a shock.

The animal was led into Ladbrokes, Market Walk, on a rope by a punter who politely inquired “do you allow horses in here?”

The shop was only too willing and stable to take part in a little horse play and happily let the pony in.

A horse is led into Ladbrokes, Market Walk, Chorley, by a punter just hours before the start of the Grand National

Tiger Roll went on to win the National - not sure if the punter backed it, though.

Maybe he’d had a tip straight from the horse’s mouth?

A horse is led into Ladbrokes, Market Walk, Chorley, by a punter just hours before the start of the Grand National