Nick is joined by Racing Post writer Jonathan Harding to digest all the latest news and events from around the horseracing world today. They open with an appreciation of the extraordinary life and career of Alec Head, who died yesterday, aged 97. They are joined by Australian Gary Moore, one of the great riders of his era and who joined his own father George in riding an Arc winner for Head. He reminisces about his apprenticeship and pays tribute to a man he describes as “tough, but supremely gifted”. In this episode, Nick and Jonathan analyse the news that State of Rest may have the Sussex on his dance card, while trainer Richard Hannon outlines running plans for Mojo Star, Heredia, Lusail and Persian Force after a productive Ascot. Chirstophe Lemaire joins the show to clear up some confusion regarding his arrangements for the summer, but confirms he will ride in the Shergar Cup, while JA McGrath talks to Nick about another pulsating finale to the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship and Jonathan enlightens us on his part in racing’s upcoming aid mission to the Polish border with Ukraine.