Racing and cricket fanatic Ryan Bliss co hosts with Champion Jumps Trainer Paul Nicholls’ assistant trainer and wannabe golfer, Harry Derham, to discuss the latest goings on in the Nicholls stable, as well as discussing the recent runners and who might be worth looking out for.
The pod features a special guest in each episode to liven things up and to hear alternative views from outside Team Ditcheat.
Harry and Ryan review the festive racing results, with Clan Des Obeaux’s King George obviously taking centre stage. They look back on the year with Geoff Derham, who returns for his sports update and to revel in Liverpool’s incredible 2019. Harry also gives his tip, who may run on Sunday at Plumpton......Happy New Year to all!
Harry and Ryan welcome Bryan Carver to the ‘studio’ to talk about his embryonic career, how he walked away from a potential teaching degree, and now he’s riding plenty of winners. And he’s not bad looking. Harry gives a review of the last fortnight, with some horses to follow, and his tips, who could run on Thursday at Taunton.
Recorded in Jamie Overton’s car on the way back from Haydock, where we celebrated Cyrname’s breakthrough win. We talk about the horses and Jamie’s progress following an ankle operation. He was a top class driver and a great guest!
Part 2 of the interview with Katie O’Farrell, the qualified teacher who can even defy breaking her leg to win races... a truly astonishing story. Geoff returns for his sporting round up, and Harry gives his tip of the week, which hopefully runs on Sunday.
Part 1 of introducing Katie O’Farrell, Ditcheat’s newest recruit. Katie has a teaching degree and has ridden winners for Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott, and now she has joined Paul to kick start her riding career in Britain. Listen to the first part of her fascinating account of working for Willie, Gordon and Aidan O’Brien, as well as coming back from injury and riding winners with a broken leg. Part 2 will be published on Friday, and will also feature Geoff’s sports round up and Harry’s tip for this weekend. We hope you enjoy Katie’s story as much as we did!
Top jockey Brendan Powell, a key member in Team Ditcheat, talks about the highs and lows of his career so far. Harry gives his third tip of the season, trying to maintain his 100% record! Geoff gives a sports round up, as we look forward to the Rugby World Cup Final!
The youngest Derham reviews the recent runners from Team Ditcheat, whilst basking in the glory of tipping a winner in the last Pod. Geoff, who I believe to be the oldest Derham, gives a more eclectic sporting round up, before letting his son discuss the entries Paul Nicholls has coming up. Hopefully we tip another winner this week as well.
Geoff once described himself as Paul Nicholls’ brother-in-law, but then changed his claim to notoriety to ‘Harry Derham’s father’. Geoff must be the most interesting man in insurance, who attends most of the nation’s great sporting events, alongside the likes of Jimmy Anderson and Mick Jagger. Listen to hear what he has to say, while Harry previews the first big jump meeting at Chepstow.
If you liked Ryan and Harry’s recent Twitter video of how Paul Nicholls’ string are looking at the moment, listen in to hear how the horses will be prepared for the season ahead, while catching up with latest news in Ditcheat, Glastonbury Festival and down the road at Taunton’s County Ground.
Introducing Welsh wizard Lorcan Williams, a young conditional jockey with a glint in his eye. Harry and Ryan discuss avoiding jail, Sean Bowen’s fear of women, Somerset winning a Lord’s final and collie dogs.
We thought we had to build up to the newly crowned Champion Trainer coming on the pod, but he said he has done enough listening and wanted to get involved.... have we helped him to find a new sleep app and how he cured anorexia.
Ryan and Harry review the jumps finale at Sandown, alongside Will Biddick, who has recently become the winning most point to point rider of all time. We hear how he wanted to give up racing at the start of his career and wants to be champion many more times.