Albert Bartlett race features strong Irish contingent

Ireland hold a strong hand in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham following the six-day declaraton stage.

Willie Mullins is responsible for the favourite Boston Bob and Make Your Mark while Mount Benbulben, Sea Of Thunder and Ipsos du Berlais are other leading fancies in the raiding party.

The home defence is headed by Paul Nicholls’ Rocky Creek, impressive Haydock winner Brindisi Breeze and Lovcen.