Manifesto Novices' Chase

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Manifesto Novices' Chase
Grade 1 race
Location Aintree Racecourse
Merseyside, England
Inaugurated 2009
Race type Steeplechase
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 £100,000 (2017)
1st: £56,130
Manifesto Novices' Chase
Orange, dark green chevrons, orange sleeves, quartered cap Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap
Flying Angel Cloudy Dream Top Notch

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 (2 miles, 3 furlongs and 200 yards, or 4,005 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 JLT 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
2015 Clarcam 5 Ruby Walsh Gordon Elliott
2016 Arzal 6 Gavin Sheehan Harry Whittington
2017 Flying Angel 6 Noel Fehily Nigel Twiston-Davies

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