2024 Manifesto Novices Chase Betting Odds at Aintree racecourse

Thursday, 11 April 2024

Found A Fifty and Il Etait Temps are among the favourites to win the Manifesto Novices’ Chase, with Grey Dawning installed as the betting favourite to claim a victory in this two mile, four furlong encounter. Dan Skelton’s runner has landed back to back victories and the seven-year-old could be the one to beat.

Corbetts Cross was successful at the Cheltenham Festival and the seven-year-old is trading at a similar price to Ginny’s Destiny, with a strong test of stamina required, especially as the going is set to be on the soft side in Liverpool. The bookies are sure to offer extra places when it comes to each-way bets.

2024 Manifesto Novices’ Chase Tips

Grey Dawning has been racking up the victories this season and this horse has been installed as the market leader when it comes to the Manifesto Novices’ Chase. The seven-year-old has been the subject of a gamble leading up to this race, with the latest success coming in the Turners Novices’ Chase where a two length victory was enjoyed.

This came after a win at Warwick in early January, with that success at the Cheltenham Festival coming by two lengths where Ginny’s Destiny was touched off and the latter surely stands a reasonable chance of landing a triumph. Paul Nicholls will have confidence after the eight-year-old won three times coming into the Festival.

Corbetts Cross can also be added into the mix and the horse has landed a couple of victories this season, with Emmet Mullins saddling a runner who was a Cheltenham Festival winner. The victory in the National Hunt Challenge Cup was achieved by an amazing seventeen lengths where favourite Embassy Gardens was beaten well into second place.

Found A Fifty hasn’t been out of the first two in all five outings this season, with Gordon Elliott hoping that the seven-year-old can follow on from a bright performance at the Cheltenham Festival where the horse was beaten into second by Gaelic Warrior. There are lots of lively each-way contenders for this race.

2023 Manifesto Novices Chase Tips

We’re looking forward to a competitive 2023 Manifesto Novices Chase, with Jonbon likely to go off favourite to bounce back to winning ways. The seven-year-old found El Fabiolo too good in the Arkle Chase last month, although Nicky Henderson’s runner had previously scored a hat-trick of consecutive wins and could be returning to the winners’ enclosure.

Jonbon was a winner at the 2022 Grand National meeting when scoring in the Top Novices’ Hurdle by beating El Fabiolo by a neck, with the former capable of winning with a repeat performance and the horse was comfortably clear of the chasing pack when finishing second in the Arkle, although perhaps Stage Star can provide some food for thought after an impressive Cheltenham showing.

Paul Nicholls saw his runner claim a victory in the opening race on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival when winning the Turners Novices’ Chase, with the seven-year-old able to oblige with a three-length victory, while the much-fancied Mighty Potter was only finishing third in the same race.

Banbridge finished second to El Fabiolo in the Irish Arkle Chase at Leopardstown and this ten-length defeat now looks like good form considering the latter’s performance at Cheltenham. Joseph O’Brien will hope the ground comes good for his charge and Complete Unknown has to be respected after winning a handicap chase at Kempton Park.