Nick is joined by Daily Mirror journalist David Yates for the first show of 2023. Trainer Alan King kicks off proceedings today with news of Edwardstone, nominating the Clarence House at Ascot as his next target, followed by the Game Spirit at Newbury. Nick and Dave look back at the weekend action – Minella Indo, Hermes Allen and Marie’s Rock are under the spotlight – in the company of bloodstock agent Tom Malone, who has sourced a number of exciting recruits who have struck in bumpers recently for Paul Nicholls. Nick and Dave also discuss Harry Skelton’s new trademark celebration, and reflect on the career of Mark Johnston, as Nick talks to his son Charlie, who has his first runner with a sole license today. Later in the show, we hear from Pat Gallagher, owner of Tolworth Hurdle favourite Authorized Speed, and Daily Telegraph writer Marcus Armytage tells us what it feels like to ride Constitution Hill.