BONNE QUESTION(best price 13/8) exhibited an immense amount of promise in an above-average maiden hurdle at Huntingdon last time out and if Venetia Williams’ inmate can run to somewhere near that level of form, he’s clearly going to be very tough to beat. Although he was eventually no match for the front pair at the Cambridgeshire venue, the son of Tagula did keep on quite strongly in the latter stages after getting a little outpaced rounding the home turn and as the winner that day, Gwafa, has been muted as a possible for the Grade 1 novice hurdle at Aintree Festival, the standard he achieved far outweighs anything today’s opponents have accomplished so far to date.
Bonne Question - 2pts @ 13/8Lost -2pts
MASTERS HILL(best price 5/2) has run to a very useful standard on his last two starts and he looks to have been found a decent opportunity by connections to end a little bit of a losing run. Colin Tizzard’s charge bounced back to form at Exeter last month after being pulled twice previously and he built on that performance with another sound effort in a competitive heat at Newbury last time out. Although the son of Tikkanen never looked like winning that day, he did keep on well to snatch a creditable third behind the impressive winner Shotavodka, and with most of his best form in the past coming from small fields on a right-handed track, he has plenty in his favour in this sort of grade.