We start with the first race of the day on the Tuesday of the festival in the Supreme Novices Hurdle and in this Grade 1 contest we like the look of a really smart Irish raider from the Jospeh O'Brien yard.
Fakir D'oudairies has only had two starts this season and they have both come this year and in both his outings he remains unbeaten beating his opponents fairly easily on both occasions.
His first race of 2019 came at Cork and he really did make some headlines finishing first of the 22 runner maiden field, staying on really well in the run in to see off an interesting Willie Mullins new comer.
Next time out at Cheltenham he did very much the same coming up to the last two fences and leaving the field behind, travelling strongly up the hill to land the Grade 2 contest.
On that day he beat some really smart horses in a Nicky Henderson bright spark and another of O'Brien's sharp two mile hurdlers.
This horse needs to be taken seriously at the festival having a lot going in his favour and no being bought by J P McManus after these two exploits. If getting a clear run into the race and a solid position from the start he will be hard to catch.
There is a question from British punters on how strong the initial Irish form line is with this horse but when he gave his trainer his first win at Cheltenham he proved that day how good a horse he could be.