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The Football League Mascot Race line-up

25 October 2012

Birds, cats, dogs and elephants will be among the 26 mascots lining up for the annual Football League Mascot Race on Friday, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

The mascots will be under starters orders at 1pm, with the event taking place as part of the Racing Post weekend at Doncaster Racecourse.

Last season, Notts County's Mr Magpie was triumphant so he returns to defend the title, but who will challenge him for the title this year?

Here's the full list of runners. The odds are provided by BetButler. To place a bet on this market, please call Alex on 0333 900 2000.

Mr Magpie - Notts County
Mr Magpie is back to defend his title and he's in beak, sorry peak, condition after watching both the Olympics and Paralympics this summer. Will you back him at 15/8?

Billy Brewer - Burton Albion
After coming second in last year's Football League race; Billy is raring to go this time around, hoping to put the loss of last season behind him to claim victory. Can the punters see him winning this year at 5/2?

Chaddy Owl - Oldham Athletic
Chaddy is a previous winner of the Mascot Grand National and is determined to regain his crown at Doncaster. Expect a strong showing from Chaddy, though he is under strict instructions not to fly down the course. Anything less than a top-three finish and he will be getting his wings clipped upon his return to Boundary Park. Who will back him at 5/2?

Filbert Fox - Leicester City
A wily contender, Filbert Fox is always likely to be in the hunt. What he lacks in speed he makes up for in cunning. Will his cunningness be promising at 7/2?

Robin Hood - Nottingham Forest
Robin Hood has a generous nature, combined with his prolonged and skilful evasion of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Having been pipped by arch-rival Mr Magpie last time out - Robin is keen to bring the title back to the South side of the Trent. Will he triumph at 7/2?

Rover - Blackburn Rovers
Rover will be making his Mascot Race debut at Doncaster. Whilst he thrives on the big occasions, his inexperience at this event could hinder his chances of winning the race. Expect him to be there or thereabouts come the finish. Back him at 6/1 if you fancy the newbie?

Loft Junior - Bolton Wanderers
Lofty Junior is the son of Lofty the Lion. He's a teenage character that loves to street dance; he struts around the Reebok Stadium like he owns the place. Look out for his trendy clothes and wacky hair style. Will he dance to the finish line? Back him at 9/2.

Pete The Eagle - Crystal Palace
Pete The Eagle should get off to a flying start and hoping to zoom in on a victory, let's just hope he doesn't miss Alice the Eagle too much during his visit to Doncaster. Will he fly to the gold medal at 5/1?

Rammie - Derby County
Favourite food is freshly cut Pride Park Grass and his mortal enemy is Robin Hood. Will he be the fastest mascot? Back him at 6/1.

Gully the Seagull - Brighton and Hove Albion
Gully the Seagull is Brighton and Hove Albion's football-mad mascot. He is eight and a half years old and can often be seen playing pranks on his sibling seagulls Sammy and Sally who join him in his pitch-side antics. His favourite singer is Sheryl Crow and his favourite film is under siege staring Steven Seagal. Will he kick his way to the finish line at 7/1?

Yorkie the Lion - York City
Yorkie the Lion is hoping to hear all the York City fans roaring him on and he's going to try and repay them with a gold medal at the end of the race. Don't miss the roaring price of 8/1.

H'Angus the Monkey - Hartlepool United
H'Angus has been the 'Pools mascot since 1999 when he burst on to the scene and began monkeying around and regularly hitting the headlines. More recently, H'Angus won a gladiator-style competition on Disney XD Channel when he fought off challenges of other mascots. Will the monkey swing to the finish line? Back him at 9/1.

City Gent - Bradford City
Out for the day from his rest coup to accomplish mascot race victory. He will be watching out for Filbert the Fox because he's no spring chicken. Will the city man gently cruise to victory at 10/1?

Donny Dog - Doncaster Rovers
Donny Dog is the famous Doncaster Rovers mascot. Donny Dog has been entertaining Doncaster Rovers crowds at the Keepmoat Stadium for years and has been a guest on The One Show. In between Rovers matches, you can find Donny Dog on tour visiting schools throughout Doncaster or competing in Charity mascot races, watch out for Donny Dogs Usain Bolt impression. Can you see him barking mad at the finish line at 11/1?

Kop Cat - Leeds United
Snow leopard not a Cheetah - good over snow but not grass. You might spot him with a gold medal at 12/1.

Terry the Terrier - Huddersfield Town
Terry the Terrier is easily distracted by cats so it's lucky the Black Cat from Sunderland is not around. He will be looking to beat fellow dog friend Toby the Tyke from Barnsley. Will his paws be taking the gold? Back him at 14/1.

Donny and Mooie - Milton Keynes Dons
Donny and Mooie are brother and sister and as such, are hugely competitive. Donny's favourite pastimes include playing the guitar and chasing Mooie. Mooie recently won the MK Dons annual mascot race for the first time in the history of the competition and Donny will be eager to claim back his crown as 'top cow'. Mooie enjoys eating grass and listening to country music. Will they finish together or alone? Combine price of 16/1 if they finish first and second.

Ollie the Ox - Oxford United
Well what to say about these two. Another pair of newbies representing Oxford United. Could their horns be causing mayhem at finish line? Back them to finish 1st and 2nd at 18/1.

Peter Burrow - Peterborough United
Very good over long distances but gets distracted very easily by carrots and onions. Quick over the first five yards, the rabbit has put the myth that hares are quicker to bed. Give him a slice of carrot for good luck. 20/1 is the price you get if backed.

Miller Bear - Rotherham United
Miller Bear likes nothing more than welcoming fans of the Millers on match days and is famous for his touch line dance moves during the game. Will Miller show his claws at the finish line? Back him at 22/1.

Mrs Magpie - Notts County
Can Mrs Magpie achieve what Mr Magpie did? Back her at 22/1 to be flying through the finish line first.

Sky Blue Sam - Coventry City
Sky Blue Sam is big, strong and very tough but he is also a very friendly elephant. You might think he would be naturally slow, but he is known for causing a stampede. Do you fancy him at 22/1 to shock the other mascots?

Captain Blade - Sheffield United
Fans favourite and big charity supporter, Captain Blade of Sheffield United will be looking to bring down the opponents in his efforts to win this year, look out for fun and mayhem as the Captain goes on his quest to become the mascot champion. Will you be encouraged to back the Blade at 25/1?

Rover - Tranmere Rovers
The club is 128 years old he's 896 in dog years so one of the oldest competitors in the race. He's distracted by squirrels and cats but unusually for a dog is able to run on his back legs only. Will this old dog learn the winning trick to win? Back him at 25/1.

Say who you think will win by tweeting @ProstateUK and @football_league using the hashtag #mascotrace.

You can also text PROSTATE9 and your mascot's name to 70004, making a £3* donation to Prostate Cancer UK. Not only will you be helping fight the most common cancer in men but you'll be showing your support to your mascot.

For all the latest news on Prostate Cancer UK, The Football League's Official Charity Partner for the 2012/13 season, please click here

*You will be charged £3 plus the standard network charge. Your donation will go to Prostate Cancer UK. Please obtain bill-payer's permission. Customer care 08448479800. Please visit for terms & conditions.

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