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  • Date: 08 April 2021
  • Going: GOOD to SOFT
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Sss Super Alloys Manifesto Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (1) (Class 1)

  • Distance: 2m 3f 200y
  • Age: 5 years old+
  • Runners: 7
  • Prize: £75,000
  • Race status: Weighed In

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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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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
18/03/21 Cheltenham Golden Miller Novices' Chase 2/8 Chase 2m 3f 168y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs Daryl Jacob 15.11
12/12/20 Cheltenham 1/4 Chase 2m 4f 127y Soft 11st 8lbs Daryl Jacob 4.51
14/11/20 Cheltenham -/6 Chase 1m 7f 199y Soft 11st 5lbs Daryl Jacob 2.26
23/10/20 Cheltenham 1/4 Chase 1m 7f 199y Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs Daryl Jacob 1.89
25/09/20 Uttoxeter 1/5 Chase 1m 7f 214y Good 10st 12lbs Daryl Jacob 1.95
10/03/20 Cheltenham Champion Hurdle 11/17 Hurdle 2m 87y Soft 11st 10lbs Daryl Jacob 24.08
26/12/19 Kempton Park -/10 Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 7lbs Nico de Boinville 3.15
09/11/19 Wincanton 1/5 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Soft 11st 3lbs Daryl Jacob 1.63
04/05/19 Punchestown 1/5 Hurdle 2m Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Daryl Jacob 2.74
23/02/19 Kempton Park 1/12 Hurdle 2m Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs Daryl Jacob 5.2
27/07/18 Les Sables-D'olonne 2/7 Hurdle 2m 1f 32y Gd/Frm 11st 0lbs Bertrand Lestrade 1.93
13/07/18 Senonnes-Pouance 1/10 Hurdle 2m 198y Soft 10st 6lbs Bertrand Lestrade 4.7

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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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/03/21 Newbury 1/3 Chase 2m 3f 187y Good 11st 3lbs Bryony Frost 1.17
06/02/21 Sandown Park -/7 Chase 2m 4f 10y Heavy 11st 1lbs Harry Cobden 3.33
05/12/20 Sandown Park 2/5 Chase 1m 7f 119y Gd/Sft 10st 10lbs Harry Cobden 4
08/11/20 Ffos Las 1/5 Chase 2m Heavy 10st 7lbs Harry Cobden 4.4
22/01/20 Pau 1/8 Hurdle 2m 89y Soft 10st 8lbs Mr Baptiste le Clerc 2.07
14/01/20 Pau -/10 Hurdle 2m 1f 88y Soft 10st 10lbs Bertrand Lestrade 1.88
10/12/19 Pau 2/14 Hurdle 2m 1f 88y Soft 10st 3lbs Bertrand Lestrade 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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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
18/03/21 Cheltenham Festival Plate 1/21 Chase 2m 4f 127y Gd/Sft h 10st 12lbs Jordan Colin Gainford 3.85
06/03/21 Kelso 1/14 Hurdle 2m 51y Gd/Sft h 10st 11lbs Alain Cawley 4.1
06/02/21 Leopardstown 3/20 Chase 2m 1f 57y Soft h 10st 7lbs B. Hayes 5.11
15/11/20 Cheltenham 1/14 Hurdle 2m 87y Heavy h 10st 0lbs Robbie Power 8.13
01/11/20 Cork 4/11 Chase 2m 4f Heavy H 11st 2lbs B. Hayes 7.68
30/09/20 Punchestown 1/10 Chase 2m 4f 190y Soft H 12st 0lbs B. Hayes 2.31
18/09/20 Downpatrick 1/9 Hurdle 2m 2f 165y Good H 11st 6lbs B. Hayes 4.37
01/07/20 Tipperary 4/15 Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 11st 6lbs B. Hayes 7.04
10/12/19 Tramore -/15 Chase 2m 5f 100y Heavy 11st 12lbs B. Hayes 32
29/11/19 Limerick 4/9 Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 9lbs S. D. Torrens 5.58
10/11/19 Navan 9/19 Hurdle 2m Heavy 10st 10lbs B. Hayes 34.38
28/10/19 Wexford 4/9 Hurdle 2m 100y Soft 11st 3lbs B. Hayes 16.5
05/10/19 Gowran Park -/5 Chase 2m 2f Heavy 11st 12lbs B. Hayes 50
23/04/19 Fairyhouse -/23 Hurdle 3m Gd/Sft 9st 10lbs A. W. Short 295.77
17/03/19 Limerick 5/6 Hurdle 2m 3f Heavy 11st 5lbs Mr L. P. Gilligan 8.24
09/03/19 Gowran Park 6/19 Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 12lbs Jonathan Moore 137.12
27/01/19 Naas 5/14 Bumper 2m 3f Gd/Sft 12st 0lbs Mr L. P. Gilligan 27
15/01/19 Fairyhouse 4/6 Bumper 2m Good 12st 0lbs Mr D. O'Connor 3.58
28/12/18 Limerick 3/15 Hurdle 2m Soft 11st 4lbs Jonathan Moore 47.13
28/11/18 Punchestown 10/11 Hurdle 2m 6f Good 11st 12lbs S. F. O'Keeffe 23
17/11/18 Punchestown 4/6 Bumper 2m 130y Good 11st 7lbs S. F. O'Keeffe 28

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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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/02/21 Kelso 2/3 Chase 2m 7f 96y Heavy H 11st 8lbs Harry Skelton 1.52
09/01/21 Wincanton 2/3 Chase 2m 4f 35y Soft H 11st 3lbs Harry Skelton 1.57
13/11/20 Cheltenham 1/4 Chase 2m 4f 44y Gd/Sft H 11st 7lbs Harry Skelton 2.26
22/10/20 Carlisle 1/8 Chase 1m 7f 207y Soft H 11st 2lbs Harry Skelton 2.36
11/03/20 Cheltenham Coral Cup 10/25 Hurdle 2m 5f Soft H 11st 2lbs Harry Skelton 18.69
25/01/20 Cheltenham 3/8 Hurdle 2m 4f 56y Heavy H 11st 10lbs Harry Skelton 8.6
01/01/20 Cheltenham 1/6 Hurdle 2m 4f 56y Soft H 11st 0lbs Harry Skelton 10.2
07/12/19 Sandown Park 2/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy H 10st 7lbs Harry Skelton 9
10/11/19 Sandown Park 2/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy H 11st 0lbs Harry Skelton 2.69
23/02/19 Kempton Park 7/12 Hurdle 2m Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 12.5
26/01/19 Cheltenham 5/9 Hurdle 2m 179y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Harry Skelton 15.58
15/12/18 Cheltenham -/7 Hurdle 2m 179y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Harry Skelton 3.8
13/09/18 Auteuil 2/11 Hurdle 2m 1f 197y Soft 10st 6lbs 16.16

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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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
16/03/21 Cheltenham Arkle Challenge Trophy 2/5 Chase 1m 7f 199y Gd/Sft z 11st 4lbs Harry Cobden 42.25
30/01/21 Doncaster 2/4 Chase 2m 78y Soft 11st 5lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 9.75
05/12/20 Sandown Park 4/5 Chase 1m 7f 119y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Robbie Power 4.08
14/11/20 Cheltenham 1/6 Chase 1m 7f 199y Soft 11st 2lbs Robbie Power 8
11/10/20 Newton Abbot 1/8 Chase 2m 75y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Robbie Power 6.25
13/03/20 Cheltenham County Hurdle 22/24 Hurdle 2m 179y Gd/Sft 11st 12lbs Robbie Power 55
01/02/20 Sandown Park 3/5 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy 11st 0lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 3.5
04/01/20 Sandown Park 2/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Soft 11st 12lbs Robbie Power 11
08/12/18 Aintree -/6 Hurdle 2m 209y Soft 11st 4lbs Tom O'Brien 1.67
11/11/18 Sandown Park 1/14 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy 11st 0lbs Tom O'Brien 6.6
10/03/18 Auteuil 3/12 Hurdle 2m 1f 88y Soft 10st 3lbs -
04/02/18 Machecoul 2/14 Bumper 1m 3f 150y Heavy 9st 11lbs Christopher Grosbois -

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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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
06/03/21 Newbury Greatwood Gold Cup 1/14 Chase 2m 3f 187y Good + 11st 3lbs David Noonan 9.67
17/02/21 Wetherby 1/10 Chase 1m 7f 36y Heavy + 11st 12lbs Tom Scudamore 5.08
14/01/21 Fontwell Park 1/4 Chase 2m 3f 104y Heavy + 10st 12lbs Tom Scudamore 1.55
08/12/20 Uttoxeter 2/3 Chase 2m 4f Heavy z 11st 0lbs Tom Scudamore 2.26
21/11/20 Haydock Park 2/14 Hurdle 2m 2f 191y Heavy z 11st 8lbs Fergus Gillard 6.45
13/03/20 Cheltenham Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle 11/23 Hurdle 2m 4f 56y Gd/Sft + 11st 4lbs Jack Tudor 14.51
21/12/19 Ascot 6/13 Hurdle 1m 7f 152y Heavy 11st 4lbs Tom Scudamore 6.8
23/11/19 Haydock Park 5/17 Hurdle 3m 58y Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs Tom Scudamore 12.41
06/04/19 Aintree Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 6/9 Hurdle 2m 4f Good 11st 4lbs Tom Scudamore 14.5
22/02/19 Exeter 1/13 Hurdle 2m 2f 111y Gd/Sft 11st 9lbs Tom Scudamore 3.65
16/12/18 Southwell 1/11 Hurdle 1m 7f 153y Soft 10st 12lbs Tom Scudamore 2.07
17/11/18 Uttoxeter 1/13 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Good 11st 0lbs Nick Scholfield 6.28

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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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/12/20 Sandown Park -/5 Chase 1m 7f 119y Gd/Sft z 11st 2lbs Aidan Coleman 17.15
18/11/20 Warwick 1/3 Chase 2m 54y Soft z 11st 2lbs Aidan Coleman 4
24/01/20 Huntingdon 1/14 Hurdle 3m 1f 10y Soft z 11st 4lbs Barry Geraghty 6
06/01/19 Plumpton 1/13 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs Aidan Coleman 2.74
08/12/18 Sandown Park 2/10 Hurdle 1m 7f 216y Heavy 10st 12lbs Barry Geraghty 14.5
14/11/18 Bangor-On-Dee 5/13 Hurdle 2m 145y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Aidan Coleman 2.21

Timeform Verdict Timeform 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.

Betting Forecast

5/2 Fusil Raffles (Fr), 7/2 Hitman (Fr), 5/1 The Shunter (Ire), 12/1 Protektorat (Fr), 6/1 Eldorado Allen (Fr), 7/1 Umbrigado (Ire), 33/1 Phoenix Way (Ire)
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