Nick, recording this week from Del Mar, Southern California, is joined by journalist and broadcaster Lydia Hislop to discuss the day’s latest news from around the racing world. In the build up to the Breeders’ Cup this weekend, they discuss whether Aidan O’Brien should swap Japan out of the Turf to enable Bolshoi Ballet to draw in to the field, consider that Love might be the forgotten horse, big-up the chances of Teona, Space Blues and more. They are joined by most successful ever Breeders’ Cup jockey Mike Smith, who fancies his chances of an upset with Art Collector in the Classic, as well as by trainers Danny Gargan and Michael Bell. Nick and Lydia begin this episode by discussing the latest political news from the UK, with confirmation that the much talked about prize money deal between ARC and the horsemen is now officially dead in the water. They also look back at yesterday’s Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter, while JA McGrath has news from Hong Kong.