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Race 1 – Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

Thursday 07 April 2016

               

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Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Bouvreuil

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Sam Twiston-Davies)

 

07 April 2016

 

Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Bouvreuil

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Sam Twiston-Davies)

 

07 April 2016

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Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Volnay De Thaix

(T: Nicky Henderson; J: Nico de Boinville) &

Arzal

(T: Harry Whittington; J: Gavin Sheehan)

 

07 April 2016

 

 

Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Arzal

(T: Harry Whittington; J: Gavin Sheehan)

 

07 April 2016

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Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Aso

(T: Venetia Williams; J: Aidan Coleman)

 

07 April 2016

 

 

Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Sizing John

(T: Henry de Bromhead; J: Jonathan Burke)

 

07 April 2016

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Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

L’Ami Serge

(T: Nicky Henderson; J: Daryl Jacob)

 

07 April 2016

 

 

Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Garde La Victoire

(T: Philip Hobbs; J: Richard Johnson) &

Rock The World

(T: Jessica Harrington; J: Robbie Power)

 

07 April 2016

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Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Rock The World

(T: Jessica Harrington; J: Robbie Power)

 

07 April 2016

 

 

Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

One circuit to go;

Arzal leads the way from Sizing John

 

07 April 2016

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Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

And Arzal is still ahead of his rivals

at the winning post!

 

07 April 2016

 

 

Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

Garde Le Victoire is fine following his fall

 

07 April 2016

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Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

The unplaced horses;

seventh-placed Rock The World,

sixth-placed Aso and

fifth-placed Volnay De Thaix

 

07 April 2016

 

Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

The fourth-placed horse;

Bouvreuil

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Sam Twiston-Davies)

 

07 April 2016

 

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Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

The fourth-placed horse;

Bouvreuil

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Sam Twiston-Davies)

 

07 April 2016

 

Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

The winning horse;

Arzal

(T: Harry Whittington; J: Gavin Sheehan)

 

07 April 2016

 

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Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

The winning horse;

Arzal

(T: Harry Whittington; J: Gavin Sheehan)

 

07 April 2016

 

Race 1:

Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

 

The runner-up L’Ami Serge

 (T: Nicky Henderson; J: Daryl Jacob) and

third-placed Sizing John

(T: Henry de Bromhead; J: Jonathan Burke)

 

07 April 2016

 

There was a sad postscript to the race, when Arzal’s life was claimed due to an infection which set in having sustained a cut during this event:

 http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/42625/harry-whittington-absolutely-gutted-following-death-of-aintree-winner-arzal

 

 

 

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