Nick is joined by Daily Mirror journalist David Yates to discuss the latest news and developments from around the racing world today. They begin with a look forward to the UK/Ire weekend action in the company of trainer Gordon Elliott, who fills Nick in on his intentions surrounding Pied Piper’s possible run in the Fighting Fifth plus updates on Fil d’Or and American Mike. Joe Tizzard joins the show to give us the pecking order of his three in Newbury’s Coral Gold Cup, while Clerk Keith Ottesen has some startling revelations about just how much water the track is taking and how much rain he needs. With the Japan Cup just days away, Nick talks to Naohiro Goda from the Green Channel and also, in partnership with Weatherbys, takes the pulse of the Japanese Breeding industry with the JBBA: Shizunai Stallion Station’s Dr Shikegi Yusa and Ms Kaoru Mtsuda from the International Affairs Dept. Nick and Dave also discuss the DQ of The Galloping Bear from Haydock’s Grand National Trial.