Editor's note: After winning a bet made in 2007 that Que Vega would win 5 Mare's Hurdles in a row, our tipster Wild Ben Neddet went wild last evening. We couldn't contact him all morning so asked his intern Pajo to decipher his notes on today's racing.
"The Irish Banker for many this week is Pont Alexandre. He is a hugely talented horse that has run twice and won twice and has looked very impressive in both of those wins. Ruby Walsh is very confident of his chances and says he could the best horse since Denman that’s run in the race so he should be able to keep the Irish winners coming."
"Ruby Walsh’s luck should continue with Unioniste in the third race in his first ride for Paul Nicholls this week. He won a very good Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in December and the step up to three miles should suit him and he could be very hard to beat in the RSA Chase.
"The last race is the Champion Bumper and this is a race that has been dominated by Irish horses over the years and the Liz Doyle trained Le Vent D’Antan could be hard to beat. He was extremely impressive in his only run at Leopardstown and he looked to be one of the best Irish Bumper horses so far this season and with the ground on the soft side will help him a lot.
Pajo also recommends the website OfftheBridle.com for Cheltenham betting advice.