Manifesto Novices’ Chase

The Manifesto Novices’ Chase is a Grade 2 novices’ steeplechase run on the opening day of the annual Aintree Festival. The race covers a distance of 2 miles 4 furlongs, features 16 fences and is open to national hunt racehorses over the age of 5.

The Manifesto Novices’ Chase was added to the Aintree Festival in 2009 to provide an additional top rated chase for novices. The race is intended to act as a sequel to the Cheltenham Festival’s Arkle Challenge Trophy, and was named after legendary Grand National winner, Manifesto.

Manifesto Novices’ Chase Betting & Trends

Age: Expect winners from this race to fall in the 5- to 7-year-old age range.

Odds: The Manifesto Novices’ Chase’s one winner to date was priced 11/2. The race favourite fell during the event while the second favourite placed.

Jockey: Paddy Brennan was aboard Tartak in the inaugural race.

Trainer: Tom George claimed the spoils as the trainer of the inaugural race winner.

Race Tip: It’s hard to determine trends from one event, but it looks like place bets on the top three in the betting markets are fairly safe prospects if the field is large enough for the race to pay out to 3rd place.

Manifesto Novices’ Chase Winners

The Manifesto Novices’ Chase has produced just one winner, with Tartak claiming the inaugural race in 2009. His win was welcomed by Tom George, providing him with the first Aintree Festival win of his career.