Nick is joined by David Yates from the Daily Mirror to discuss today’s racing news. With the UK in the grip of a freeze, and pessimism abounding over the chances of the all important Super Saturday fixtures at Newbury and Warwick, Nick and David discuss the landscape in the run-up to the Cheltenham Festival, how horses are being prepared, and the impact of the relentless rise of the super trainers is having on the sport. Nick talks at length to growing powerhouse trainer Dan Skelton about his own preparations and his thoughts on why the Willie Mullins hegemony is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. He also gives an upbeat bulletin on the chances of his Nube Negra proving a match for Mullins’s Chacun Pour Soi. Later in this edition, Minty Farquhar from GBRI discusses the Great British Stallion Showcase, while JA McGrath brings his weekly update from Hong Kong.