When tycoon Bernard Gradley dies, he leaves his ex-wife next to nothing, his daughter a place on a secretarial course and his three sons the chance to enter a race: the one who can earn -- not beg, borrow or steal -- one million pounds in the next three years will inherit everything. But honesty and hard work don't come easily to Matthew, Zach and George. And only one brother will be lucky enough, or desperate enough, to win . . .