Doncaster St Leger meeting day 2

By | September 12, 2013

Helmet and I were in the hotel bar last night enjoying a couple of ladyboys – Partridge style of course – when in walked a busty blonde. Now Helmet fancies himself as a ladies man and so after he stopped drooling, approached the aforementioned young lady. He casually slid over, sat next to her at the bar and… Read More »

World Cup 2014 qualifying round-up

By | September 11, 2013

World Cup qualifying for Brazil 2014 is really hotting up and with the tournament less than a year away – where have the lost three years gone? – there are squeaky bums from Bulgaria to Benin and Uruguay to Ukraine. Speaking of Ukraine (oh yes, seamless linking I know) and England did what they seem to do best… Read More »

Doncaster St Leger meeting

By | September 11, 2013

I’m looking out of my hotel window here at Town Moor and it’s not very nice at all. When I checked the Metoffice report yesterday morning, no rain was forecast for this week. Guess Gump must be the Weatherman as it’s persistently coming down now! Anyways it’ll take more than this rain to dampen my enthusiasm for a… Read More »

Feast or Famine

By | September 11, 2013

“Feast or famine with you,” The Good Lady tells me on a weekend, “we either eat Steak and drink Champagne as you’ve had a good Saturday or we’re suffering from the Gump effect!” And people you know how that works. Anyway I’m hitting the ground running for tomorrow with 6 beauties for us to get our teeth in… Read More »


By | September 9, 2013

Distractions, distractions, distractions. Poor old Mr Hulmes just can’t seem to catch a break at the minute. Whilst he is doing his best Dad of the Year act, he is getting distracted from the business of backing winners. This week, Mr H was picking the girls up from Dance class – on a Saturday afternoon can you believe?… Read More »

International soccer weekend

By | September 6, 2013

The weekend starts early as far as the football is concerned this week with the international soccer break meaning Friday is our main focus here. The transfer activity reached a frenzy on Monday, Premier League clubs taking their total spend to well over £600m before the transfer window closed – sorry, journalistic law decrees it “slammed shut”. As… Read More »

Have You Ever Been Gumped?

By | September 4, 2013

Sometimes when you’ve studied for hours and you think you’ve got a good feeling for a horse, things can go awry. Maybe the weather goes against you, your horse is ridden by a muppet or the money isn’t down and the horse isn’t at the races. You can accept these. But my fellow punters, let me ask you… Read More »

Transfer Deadline Day Goes Off with a Bang

By | September 4, 2013

In a summer dominated by transfer speculation (just for a change) transfer deadline day finally saw the completion of one of the most talked about moves of the year: Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. The fee paid to Tottenham is reported to be over £85m, making it a new world record, usurping the previous £80m paid for his… Read More »