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SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £67524
  • 2m 3f 200y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £3.10

Form: 3-1UU2 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Good third in the Aintree Hurdle on this card last year; has unseated rider in two of his four chase starts; only 1l behind Pic D'Orhy at Kempton last time but is now 5lb worse off with that rival.

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Distance / Class
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Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 2

14:45 Kempton

Millers Bank

12st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Well-held last of three runners over hurdles on sole outing this term; had wind surgery (his fourth) since; very useful chaser on his day and bagged Grade 1 honours over 2m4f at Aintree (as a novice) two years ago; possibilities off this mark, provided he's back on song.

9/1

3rd

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Aintree

Millers Bank

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Alex Hales

Highly tried and lost his way over fences last season after two good seconds over this trip before Christmas; now reverts to hurdling and he's certainly interesting on his third in the 2021 Aintree Hurdle, while a 10l win in the 2022 Manifesto Novices' Chase (again 2m4f, good to soft) underlines his liking for this course; carries risks but not ruled out by any means.

100/30

11/4

  • Place: £2.50

Form: -11214

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 11214 (all at about 2m) over fences, most recently fourth in the Arkle at Cheltenham (good to soft) where he shaped as if he's ready for this step back up in distance; one of his hurdles wins came over 2m3f; may well rate higher still; major contender.

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8th

2

11th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

19:05 Warwick

War Lord

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield

20/1

1

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

War Lord

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

disputed lead, fell 2nd

7/1

Form: -15612 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Better than ever switched to fences the last twice, winning at Exeter then runner-up in Chepstow handicap (both over 2m3f); still unexposed in this sphere but yard has a stronger chance with War Lord.

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2

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

The Widdow Maker

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, not fluent 5th, pushed along after 5 out, mistake 4 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before 3 out

4/1

7

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 2

13:45 Sandown

The Widdow Maker

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Joe Tizzard

Prominently ridden when performing right up to his best at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in December, having no problem with the drop back in trip and keeping on well for third; has since had wind surgery for the second time; 1lb lower than at Ludlow and impossible to rule out.

8/1

3rd

4

20th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

14:50 Ludlow

The Widdow Maker

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Returned to 2m4f at Newbury last month he posed no threat to an impressive winner but still ran okay; won over this trip as a hurdler but his sole chase success came over 2m3f so could be vulnerable to sharper types here; still expected to run well.

4/1

Form: 111211 D

Last run: 146 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 148

Form & Verdict

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11th

8

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 1

16:05 Aintree

Gin On Lime

11st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Grade 3 winner as a novice and fourth in the competitive Kerry National at Listowel (3m, good) last September; not seen again until Cheltenham last month when getting no further than the second in the cross-country chase (16-1); probably significant that Rachael Blackmore prefers stablemate Upping The Anti.

25/1

15

15th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Gin On Lime

11st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won Grade 3 novice chase at Tipperary (2m4f, yielding) in 2021 and fair fourth of 16 in the competitive Kerry National at Listowel (3m, good) last September when last seen; won on very soft ground when trained in France; makes her cross-country debut and has something to find with the chief form players, but she's worth each-way respect with her 7lb mares' allowance.

14/1

4th

12

21st Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Gin On Lime

10st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, mistake 10th, headway after 4 out, in touch with leaders when pushed along home turn, soon ridden, left in fourth last, kept on

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 31-111 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Improving 7yo who is 4-5 under rules, including emphatic wins at Doncaster (2m4f, good to soft) and Wetherby (2m5f, soft) since switched to chasing; an exciting prospect for Nick Kent; interesting upped in class.

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8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Erne River

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Back to form in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) to win six-runner handicap at Doncaster (3m, good to soft) in December and solid fifth of 18 in Great Yorkshire Chase there since; also effective on soft; however, needs to build on those latest efforts to win this and Doncaster brings out the best in him.

20/1

Form: 215514 C

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Successful in 2m4f handicaps at Kempton on Boxing Day and Leicester last month; found things harder in Grade 2 at Ayr last Saturday; faces another difficult task.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

5

12th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

17:00 Plumpton

Jacamar

11st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

raced in last

11/2

3rd

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Jacamar

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Harriet Dickin

Raced mainly at around 2m4f and is on the downgrade now; went close off his much-reduced mark in four-runner race at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) in January but safely held twice since; formerly trained by Milton Harris/Anthony Charlton; now with Hariet Dickin; others preferred.

7/1

5th

7

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Jacamar

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Anthony Charlton

held up in rear

8/1

Form: -1F131 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict

Hasn't always been the best of jumpers (fell/unseated on a few occasions) but he's 3-4 in completed starts this term, including two Grade 2 wins, and has plenty of ability; driven out to beat Millers Bank at Kempton (2m4f, good to soft) most recently; top rated and has to be respected.

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Verdict Starting price

6

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

15:30 Aintree

Pic DOrhy

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Rock-solid chaser at about 2m4f and has form figures of 11121121 since the start of last season, most recently making all in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase (good to soft; unchallenged); ran on strongly to land this contest (on soft ground) last year, depriving Fakir D'oudairies of a third straight Melling success, and commands respect back here.

7/2

1st

3

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 8y

Class 1

15:36 Ascot

Pic DOrhy

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Reliable over fences; runner-up to Shishkin in this race (good to soft) 12 months ago and was left with little to beat when the same horse refused to race here in November; at least as good as ever when second to the classy Banbridge in another Grade 2 at Kempton five weeks ago; solid candidate.

15/8

2nd

3

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 1

14:07 Kempton

Pic DOrhy

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Straightforward task in similar event at Ascot (2m5f, good) seven weeks ago, having been left with little to beat when Shishkin refused to race; may need to work harder in this field but still commands major respect, being 2-2 at Kempton including a success in this race 12 months ago (soft); 8-16 overall as a chaser and has won five of his last six appearances.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £389.00
Straight Forecast £367.90
Trifecta £3061.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Erne River

SPOTLIGHT:

War Lord

The Times:

Millers Bank

The Sun:

Gin On Lime

Daily Mail:

Erne River

Daily Express:

Erne River

Telegraph:

War Lord

Daily Record:

War Lord

The Star:

Millers Bank