Pinsent Masons Manifesto Novices' Chase (Grade 1) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £50,643 2nd £19,080 3rd £9,549 4th £4,770 5th £2,394 6th £1,197 7th £594 8th £306
  • Going: Good (National Course: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 2.18s
  • Off time: 16:50:24
Full result
Result 16:50 Aintree
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Uxizandre 11/4
2nd 3 Oscar Whisky 7/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 7-11124
Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Dodging Bullets 23
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 7-11124
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 156
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 156 9/1
2 522133
White, Grey spots, White cap Fox Appeal (IRE) 40
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 522133
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 151
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 151 11/2
3 4-2111F
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Oscar Whisky (IRE) 21
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 4-2111F
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 156
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 t N J Henderson B J Geraghty 156 7/4f
4 15-1152
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Uxizandre (FR) 21
  • T:A King
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 15-1152
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 p A King A P McCoy 153 11/4
5 F1-2611
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Western Warhorse (IRE) 23
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: F1-2611
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4h
  • OR: 161
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 h D Pipe T Scudamore 161 4/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Captain Conan (FR)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
6 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 6/5
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In depth

Verdict

Western Warhorse had Dodging Bullets five lengths adrift when springing a surprise in the Arkle. He'd won earlier over a longer trip at Doncaster so the step up in distance won't be a problem for David Pipe's exciting novice. OSCAR WHISKY must have a great chance if his jumping doesn't let him down again however. He fell at the first in a race at Cheltenham in which Uxizandre eventually finished a gallant second to Taquin De Seuil but is normally a safe conveyance who had the class to win an Aintree Hurdle here two years ago and his yard has won this twice in the last four years. Fox Appeal is a smart novice but may just come up short in this company.

Formwatch

Uxizandre (FR) 33-1 (11-4) Led 1st, driven clear after 3 out to next, soon hard pressed, ridden last, kept on under pressure until headed narrowly and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Taquin Du Seuil (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.

Oscar Whisky (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) In touch when fell 1st, in a race won by Taquin Du Seuil (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) gd in Mar, 12 ran.

Western Warhorse (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Led to 2nd remained in touch, outpaced in 5th before 3 out, rallied after next, ridden and stayed on to challenge flat, led post, won at Cheltenham 2m nov chs G1 (1) gs in Mar beating Champagne Fever (11-4) by hd, 9 ran.

Fox Appeal (IRE) 5-4fav (11-7) Chased leader, hit 6th, challenged 11th, led 3 out, ridden and narrowly headed 2 out, chased winner and every chance until the last, stayed on same pace flat, just held on for 2nd, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Balder Succes (11-7) at Kempton 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) sft in Feb.

Dodging Bullets 6-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, headway on inside 3 out, driven before next, ridden last, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th flat, 4th of 9, 5l behind Western Warhorse (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs G1 (1) gs in Mar.