13:45 Aintree

Thursday 8 April 2021

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  • SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)
  • Class 1  |   2m 3f 200y  |   Good to Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 5m 5.6s
1
Eldorado Allent23
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-4| J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.| T: C L Tizzard| OR:  152
7/1
Made good start over fences with wins at Newton Abbot and Cheltenham. Never really competitive next 2 starts and seemingly flattered when second in tongue tie behind Shishkin in Arkle last month.
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2
Fusil Raffles21
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4| J: D A Jacob| T: N J Henderson| OR:  155
9/4
Smart hurdler who made it 3-4 over fences in novice at Cheltenham in December, getting up late on as runner-up faltered. Great effort when runner-up there in Marsh 3 weeks ago and should go close.
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3
Hitman33
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-4| J: H Cobden| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  151| D
10/3
Impressive on British/chase debut at Ffos Las prior to chasing home smart novice Allmankind in Sandown Grade 1. Back on track when scoring easily at Newbury last month and should be spot on for this.
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4
Phoenix Wayt124
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-4| J: Aidan Coleman| T: H Fry| OR:  145
28/1
Winner of 2 of his 4 starts over hurdles and successful start to chase career when landing a 3-runner Warwick novice. Bled in Grade 1 at Sandown back in December so probably best watched for now.
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5
Protektoratt148
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  150| BF| DWS
17/2
Useful hurdler who has made excellent start chasing, impressive winner at Carlisle and Cheltenham before runner-up in Dipper at Wincanton. Wind op/now tongue tied after Kelso flop and can bounce back.
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6
The Shunterh,t21
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-4| J: B Hayes| T: Emmet Mullins| OR:  153
7/2
Real success story for this yard, winning the Greatwood and Morebattle Hurdles and better than ever when landing £100k bonus in Paddy Power Plate back at Cheltenham 3 weeks ago. More to come.
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7
Umbrigadop,t33
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-4| J: David Noonan| T: D Pipe| OR:  151| D
11/1
Useful hurdler who has taken very well to chasing this term, improving another chunk when winning Grade 3 handicap at Newbury 33 days ago. Should be more to come and he's respected upped in grade.
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Forecasts

Fusil Raffles (9/4), Hitman (10/3), The Shunter (7/2), Eldorado Allen (7/1), Protektorat (17/2), Umbrigado (11/1), Phoenix Way (28/1)

Verdict

A mouth-watering opener in which HITMAN is taken to gain a first win at the top level having made a highly-promising start to life over fences. He should be spot on for this having made short work of his 2 opponents at Newbury last month and looks one to keep on side. Fusil Raffles heads the dangers following his recent second in the Marsh, ahead of Emmet Mullins' revelation The Shunter.

  1. HITMAN (FR)
  2. FUSIL RAFFLES (FR)
  3. THE SHUNTER (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £42,202.002nd: £15,900.003rd: £7,958.004th: £3,975.005th: £1,995.006th: £998.007th: £495.008th: £255.00
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