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Ivan Yates will present special Green Room shows every night of Cheltenham week on Virgin Media Two

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Ivan Yates, presenter of The Green Room, on Virgin Media. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Ivan Yates, presenter of The Green Room, on Virgin Media. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Ivan Yates, presenter of The Green Room, on Virgin Media. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Ivan Yates will be part of our collective 'Cheltenham at Home' experience in 2021, as he hosts nightly shows alongside Paddy Power and Barry Geraghty on Virgin Media Two throughout this week.

Here, Ivan gives us his three 'bankers' for the biggest week in racing, as he is convinced three well-fancies fliers will romp home.

"There is a lot of expectation that of the 28 races, there may be 18 that Ireland could win, which is the way the betting market is trending," he told us.

"For me, there are three stand-out horses that look like certainties. All of them could run in the championship races and they should be great bets.

"Shishkin is in the Arkle on Tuesday and is more than good enough to be running in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

"Monkfish could win a Gold Cup, so winning the Brown's Advisory three-mile race on Wednesday should be no trouble.

"And then on Thursday my favourite horse Envoi Allen, 12 wins out of 12, has to win. They are the three I'm looking forward to seeing most."

Barry Geraghty will join Ivan Yates and Paddy Power in four Green Room Specials, airing nightly at 11pm on Virgin Media Two during the Cheltenham Festival amid Virgin's ‘Spectacular Week of Sport’ that also includes the Champions League and Six Nations rugby.

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