I’m so excited

By | November 30, 2013

Hennessy Day is upon us once more. One of the great races in the calendar and a race that has seen the greatest horses compete in. From Arkle to Bobs Worth and with Denman and co in between, there have been great names on the role of honour. The race itself is always competitive and a great betting… Read More »

Now the drugs don’t work

By | November 23, 2013

The dry spell here in General Towers continues as every horse I back runs as though it has a curse! It’s not just the horses that are afflicted though, 2 local businesses who have been established for years, have both closed near me after I started to frequent them. And only last week, i met up with an… Read More »

Fun boy three

By | November 16, 2013

Mr Hulmes is on a day trip to Cheltenham and he tells me that the weather is lovely there. So much so that he is confused in the clothing department. Does he take the mothballs off the sheepy he has had in his wardrobe for months or does he don his Ben Sherman sweater that he has had… Read More »

Last call for alcohol

By | November 9, 2013

The final day of the turf flat season 2013 and with it we see the November Handicap. A race over 12f in the soft with the long straight of Town Moor sorting out the men from the boys. This race is full of seasoned handicappers and wannabe group horses. So let’s look at 1 that we have backed… Read More »

Keep your focus

By | November 2, 2013

It’s important whe betting, to keep your focus on the long term as well as the short term. In essence, when you are watvching a race, ask yourself various questions; Which horse is best suited by the pace? Did the draw affect the result? What is the ground like? Which trainers are out of form? Will some horse… Read More »

Rain, guns, rain and cake

By | October 26, 2013

Apologies for my absence last week. What started out as a hunch ended up with me being in a water filled cellar with a gun toting maniac killer who had recently escaped from prison! Now that wasn’t how I had planned to spend my time with TGL down in Emmerdale, but the rain scuppered all my plans. Speaking… Read More »

Another Premier League manager departs

By | October 26, 2013

Another weekly preview and another Premier League manager departs. Crystal Palace went down 4-1 at home to flailing Fulham on Monday night and by Wednesday Ian Holloway had left his job as manager of the Eagles. It was one of those unsatisfying “mutual consent” affairs although the latest reports suggest Holloway quit more than having been pushed, citing… Read More »

Premier League relegation battle: who will finish 18th?

By | October 22, 2013

Sorry Crystal Palace and Sunderland fans, it’s over. Pack your bags. Platform six for the next train to the Championship, calling at Yeovil, Leyton Orient, Doncaster and Dirty Leeds. Okay, you might think this is a touch premature after eight games of the Premier League season but I’m feeling bold. I’ve had my morning coffee and the toast… Read More »

Premier League betting tips and preview 19/20 October

By | October 19, 2013

The Premier League bursts back into action this weekend after the international break with Arsenal sitting pretty at the top of the table on 16 points with Liverpool (second based on their inferior goals scored record) breathing down their necks with the same points and goal difference. The North Londoners have the easier fixture on paper this weekend… Read More »

Who will win the World Cup in Brazil 2014?

By | October 15, 2013

With the World Cup in Brazil next summer being one of the most hotly anticipated for years, 21 of the 32 teams to play there have already been decided after a spate of qualifying matches in recent days. As well as the hosts Brazil, other notable notions to have booked their tickets to Brazil 2014 include Germany, Italy,… Read More »