Ned Talbot

Worked all his life as a bookmaker - taking over the family business from his grandfather who raised him. Believing his parents, Peter and Tricia had both died in a car crash when he was a baby, it comes as a huge shock to him when a grey-haired man steps forward from the race crowd claiming to be his father.

Ned finds himself in a race to solve the riddles surrounding his fathr, a race where coming second could cost him more than even money; it could cost him his life.