Nick is joined by Racing Post senior writer Lee Mottershead to discuss the latest news and developments from around the racing world today. They begin with Punchestown, whose major festival begins today, and the almost absurd dominance both numerically and in quality of the Willie Mullins stable. A David to their Goliath, British trainer Alex Hales, joins the conversation to talk about his big Grade One hope today, Millers Bank. Nick and Lee also digest the latest news as regards this weekend’s Classics, while Nick talks to ex-jockey and assistant trainer Sam Stronge, who brings news that he will be representing Harry Cobden and at least six other jumps jockeys as agent on the retirement of Dave Roberts. Willie Carson drops in from a long car journey to talk about his 2,000 Guineas success of 1989 on Nashwan, while this week’s Weatherbys Bloodstock Guest is Alistair Gordon, yearling selector and client liaison for Bloodstock South Africa (BSA)ahead of this week’s National Yearling Sale.