Tom Stanley in for Nick, joined by broadcaster and journalist Rishi Persad. We start with the news that Zanahiyr had a positive test for a banned substance after his third in last year’s Champion Hurdle; Rishi tell su what we know so far and we ask why it’s taken so long to come out. We discuss the latest Cheltenham scratchings and Rishi gives his view on Honeysuckle targeting the Mares hurdle rather than the Champion. We hear from Noel Fehily about his syndicate’s Love Envoi participation in the mares and her run this weekend at Warwick. Newbury have announced a prize money increase for the 2023 season and CEO Julian Thick joins to tell us more. Rishi and Tom also look ahead to the racing this weekend and we hear from Kim Bailey’s assistant trainer Matt Nicholls, who runs Does He Know in the Denman Chase. Of course it’s Wednesday so we end the show with a Hong Kong update form JA McGrath.