Manifesto Novices' Chase

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Manifesto Novices' Chase
Grade 1 race
Location Aintree Racecourse
Merseyside, England
Inaugurated 2009
Race type Steeplechase
Sponsor Pinsent Masons
Website Aintree
Race information
Distance 2m 4f (4,023 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Five-years-old and up
Weight 11 st 4 lb
7 lb for mares
Purse £90,000 (2014)
1st: £50,643
Manifesto Novices' Chase
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Dark blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Light blue, pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, pink star
Uxizandre Oscar Whisky Western Warhorse
Pink, royal blue cap Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Orange, white seams, grey sleeves, white stars, orange cap, white stars
Captain Conan Tap Night Changing Times
Dark blue, light blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Yellow, red star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, red star
Menorah Cristal Bonus Al Ferof
Dark blue, light blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Orange, black star, black and orange striped sleeves Pink and black stripes, diabolo on sleeves
Wishfull Thinking Medermit Royal Charm
Yellow, white cross of lorraine, white and yellow hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Dark green, maroon stars, maroon cap Red, white cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap
Mad Max Somersby The Nightingale
Red and grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Light blue, dark blue diamond and diamond on cap Purple and white (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue cap
Tartak Deep Purple Planet Of Sound

The Manifesto Novices' Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 metres), and during its running there are sixteen fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Grand National meeting in early April.

The event is named after Manifesto, a horse which ran eight times in the Grand National between 1895 and 1904. He won the race twice, finished third on three occasions and was fourth once.

The Manifesto Novices' Chase was established in 2009 as a Grade 2 race, and it features horses which ran previously in the Arkle Challenge Trophy and the Jewson Novices' Chase. In 2012 the race was promoted to Grade 1 status.


Leading jockey (2 wins):

Leading trainer (2 wins):


2009 Tartak 6 Paddy Brennan Tom George
2010 Mad Max 8 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2011 Wishfull Thinking 8 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2012 Menorah 7 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2013 Captain Conan 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2014 Uxizandre 6 Tony McCoy Alan King

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