Nick Luck Daily Ep 544 – How fierce is the Bear? National Stakes next target

Nick is joined by Daily Mirror journalist David Yates to spin through all. the news and events from around the horseracing world. They begin with a look back at the Phoenix Stakes and the outstanding performance of Little Big Bear. Dave brings news from Aidan O’Brien that the winner will likely bypass the Nunthorpe for the more conventional aim of the National Stakes. Nick talks to Sean Quinn about Highfield Princess’s astonishing progress and her victory in yesterday’s Prix Maurice de Gheest, while NBC’s Matt Bernier questions whether Whitney winner Life is Good can stay the 10 furlongs of the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Nick and Dave discuss the rise and rise of William Buick after his Saratoga heroics while they also touch on trainer William Haggas’s comments over the weekend on fixture reduction and the reduced attendance at Ascot’s Shergar Cup. Later in this edition, veteran horseplayer and Saratoga regular Peter Rotondo Sr. talks about his love for the iconic venue and the back yard family.

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