Breaking News. 'New favourite for next year's big race'.
Labour/Plaid Coalition 7/4
Lib-Lab Pact 2/1
Rainbow Coalition 7/2
Labour Alone 10/1
Heavy betting in the tearoom over the last few days has propelled the previously unfancied filly, Labour/Plaid, into the frame as favourite for next year's big race. The smart money is moving away from previous favourite Lib/Lab Pact, following questions about whether she has the legs to clear the last fence, Proportional Representation in Local Government. Coming up fast on the outside is Rainbow Coalition, following rumours from the Labour 'stable' that a few of the handlers fancy a spell in opposition. And some of the promising untested riders in the Labour stable are champing at the bit to take the reins, unseating Rhodri M, the increasingly fretched, knackered looking, current rider.
Race organisers are worried about public interest in the event because it’s a case of same old arguments and same old riders as in 2003. Jockey's colours have changed a bit. Rhodri M is still blood red even if a bit coagulated, Nick B is now racing in green and Ieuan WJ is now in daffodil yellow. Only Mike G is riding under the same 'every hue under the rainbow' colours as last time. Expect a big effort to sell tickets.