Racing Podcast with Nick Mordin and Cornelius Lysaght
This year's Thoroughbred World Championships pitch up at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, and the Americans are bidding to take their crown back. The past two renewals hugely favoured European raiders with their usual dominance of the turf events supplemented by a liking for the Pro-Ride surface in California, but this year the Yanks have got the edge. It's back to dirt for many of the events and that should swing the advantage the way of our Trans-Atlantic cousins.
Saturday night is where it's at with Zenyatta bidding for back to back wins in the Classic, Goldikova aiming to cement her place in sporting history in the Mile and a clutch of exciting youngsters, including Master of Hounds, Utley and Boys at Toscanova, hoping for a shot at the big time. Plus, Workforce bids to become the only horse to win the Arc and follow up at the Breeders' Cup.
You can catch every race live here on William Hill Radio and to prepare ourselves for the onslaught, we've caught up with International racing expert Nick Mordin to preview the cards. As ever, his research has been extensive and he sounds particularly confident about some of his selections.
This side of the pond, Cornelius Lysaght looks at six of the best races on Saturday, to whet the appetite ahead of what should be a fascinating afternoon and evening.