A COMPULSIVE gambler has placed his next bet according to the churning sense of impending doom in his stomach.
Tom Booker of Coventry says that all the signs are there that Koba Pearl is the horse to continue his decade-long losing streak.
He continued: “When you’ve been betting on the gee-gees as long as I have you learn to trust your gut, and this feeling of rising despair is absolutely unmistakeable.
“It’s telling me that despite the odds, despite the form, despite all the pundits who are calling him to place I’ve put the rent money on a sure-fire loser.
“This is going to be the one that puts me out on the streets. I just know it is.”
Bookmaker Bill McKay said: “Horses, dogs, football – old Tom’s got a sixth sense for a loser that rarely lets him down.
“Occasionally there’s a flukey win, but if everything else lets him down there’s always the fixed-odds betting machine. That never pays out.”