Nick is joined by broadcaster Rishi Persad to discuss the latest news from around the racing world today. In the build up to Ascot, and with the breaking story that marquee French challenger Erevann misses the Queen Anne, Nick is joined by Jour de Galop’s Adrien Cugnasse to discuss the dearth of French trained horses at the meeting. Adrien also brings news of an outbreak of equine flu in Spain that could affect European racing. Maddy Playle reports from this morning’s International gallop at Ascot, featuring Coolangatta and Cannonball, while trainer William Muir talks us through Pyledriver’s final prep at Kempton yesterday. Alastair Warwick joins the show to tell us how he feels in his first year as CEO at Ascot, while Tod Wojciechowski from OBS gives us the lowdown on Florida’s June breeze-up sale, JA McGrath brings the news from Hong Kong, and York’s Amy Swales fills us in on the extraordinary success of this weekend’s MacMillan Charity Day, now in its 52nd year.