Interview: JOHN McMULLEN John McMullen is a long-standing professional in-running punter who combines his skills backing horses with greyhounds at Towcester. In this series of interviews he explains how life has become difficult for an in-running ‘twitcher’. He’s also candid on how he combines the uncertainties of professional punting with a family life and how he beats the Towcester books.
JOHN McMULLEN (part 1 of 3)
In-running ‘twitcher’ John McMullen talks about his life as a professional in-running punter. In part 1, he talks about how the game has changed, how to stay ahead of it and the rivalry between various in-running players – all trying to make a living at the game.
JOHN McMULLEN (part 2 of 3)
In part 2 John talks about the importance of his ‘clickers’, his skill learning colours, bad races, backing a 1000-1 winner, why he feels opinions aren’t important, and the long-term sustainability of betting in-running. Plus what to avoid and looking overseas for opportunities.
JOHN McMULLEN (part 3 of 3)
John talks about the dog betting side of his professional punting, predominantly at Towcester, and watching videos to pick dog winners. The problems of getting on, premium charges, striking when the iron is hot, keeping one step ahead, and juggling family as a full time gambler.
Simon Nott is author of:
Skint Mob! Tales from the Betting Ring