The feature race on the Newcastle card every year is the Grade One Fighting Fifth Hurdle and we have sided with Buveur D'Air to land the hat-trick of wins in this contest.
The eight year olds still believes he is the horse to beat in the two mile hurdling division and with the sad passing of Espoir D'Allen who landed last seasons Champion Hurdle for Gavin Cromwell, the division is now open again.
Buveur D'Air landed back to back Grade Ones at the Cheltenham festival in 2017 and 2018 but last season did not have his most convincing season results wise but still ran to a good standard.
He started his season off in this race as he did the season before putting in his best performance of the season when seeing off superstar Samcro like he was not there.
He then suffered a shock defeat to stablemate Verdana Blue in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day before getting back on track at Sandown in the Listed Contenders Hurdle.
His hat-trick bid in the Champion Hurdle loomed and if it wasn't for suffering his first fall of his career many think he would have picked up the pieces and landed the race that ultimately fell apart.
He headed to Aintree stepping up in trip and could only manage a narrow second to Supasundae but finished his season off in superb style showing that he still holds star ability when taking the Grade One Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown festival and reversing the form with Jessica Harrington's gelding.
Henderson's superstar has the Tuesday Cheltenham feature has his main target for the season and can start off his campaign nicely in this one.