Nick is joined by journalist and broadcaster Lydia Hislop to cast an eye over the latest developments from around the Horseracing world. They lead with a response to a brace of articles in the Times with an anti-gambling bent and ask which lobby is penetrating the Sunak government most effectively and whether the white paper is likely to be seen this side of Christmas. With the Tingle Creek Chase approaching this weekend, Nick talks to Greaneteen’s rider Harry Cobden, who also gives Nick a steer on which of the Nicholls horses he will ride in the King George. Clerk Andrew Cooper gives a comprehensive bulletin on the ground and the challenges therein, while owner/syndicate manager Henry Kimbell enthuses about the prospects of his outsider Fagan in Aintree’s Becher Chase. AMO Racing’s Tom Pennington talks about the impending stud career of Persian Force as Weatherbys Bloodstock Guest this week, while Tattersalls Marketing Director Jimmy George reflects on Day One of the Sceptre sessions.