"I am the first reigning title
holder to be hosting the show so whenever history is being made there certainly is pressure," she added.
A course and distance winner at the National meeting, a serious shake-up in the ante-post market on the blue riband will be in the offing if he does the job in the manner many anticipate - especially with reigning title
holder Katchit having been turned over last weekend.
Calzaghe - who last year featured as one of 12 "Cool Cymru" celebrities in an exhibition of portraits by Terry Morris - is the current WBO, WBC, WBA and The Ring Magazine world super-middleweight champion and is the longest reigning title
holder in any weight class in boxing.
Hobson accepted the ITV-televised bout at short notice after reigning title
holder Johnny Nelson withdrew (Maccarinelli was the interim champion).
The 23-year-old Sheffield rider is on the verge of following in the tyre tracks of four-times WSB champion Carl Fogarty and reigning title
holder Neil Hodgson, who now competes in MotoGP.
And he is upbeat about beating the reigning title
holders in their own back-yard.
Ethan Conlin is the reigning title
holder and odds-on-favourite to strike gold again in the Under-12s' event.
The 39-year-old Yorkshireman became the 15th individual winner of the game's most prestigious prize when he dethroned reigning title
holder Ted Hankey with a 6-2 victory at the Lakeside.
Alvin Obero netted a goal in the 29th minute and it was just enough cushion for the Chiefs to defeat the reigning title
holder for their second victory.
And Wales claimed a new world champion in the shape of Bronwen Tango, a freelance shepherdess from Abergavenny, who squeezed past reigning title
holder, the Kiwi Sheree Alabaster, in the woolhandling final.
Newcastle University Boat Club president, Henry Pelly, threw down the challenge to reigning title
holders Durham by offering the ceremonial oar blade to Durham's Boat Club president Martin Hill, cheered on by rowers from both clubs.