Nick is joined by the Daily Mirror’s David Yates to discuss the latest news from around the world of horseracing. They canter briskly through a number of topics, including Silvestre de Sousa’s lengthy whip ban, an embarrassing regulatory issue for the Britsh Horseracing Authority, the return of Gordon Elliott, the Gosdens’ charge towards the top of the traniers’ championship and preview the two principal races in the UK and Ireland this weekend. They begin by discussing whether yesterday’s news of a merger between upwardly mobile trainers Graeme MacPherson and Fergal O’Brien is a sign of things to come and whether more horses in fewer hands will be a benefit or a deficit to the sport. Later in this edition, Nick catches up with Thoroughbid auction house founder Will Kinsey ahead of their first sale, while agent Charlie Gordon Watson drops in from Paris having inspected the draft of Watership Down Stud yearlings earlier in the week. James Willoughby is away.