Promising Chaser Kicks Of Impressive Double For Mahler

Manothepeople (7g Mahler - Midnight Insanity, by Insan) appears to have a bright future over fences, after making a smart start to his chasing career at Chepstow on Tuesday.

Successful on his final two starts last season, Fergal O’Brien’s charge was sent off joint favourite on return over three miles and two furlongs. The bay jumped well throughout under Paddy Brennan and was asked to quicken from three out. Boasting a clear advantage from the penultimate fence, he was eased down close home to score by two lengths and three quarters from previous chase winner Aeronisi. The pair finished clear of the field.

Manothepeople first advertised his jumping abilities between the flags for Johnny Hurley, for whom he made a winning debut in a five-year-old maiden at Tattersalls.

Bred by Thomas Norris, he completed the first leg of an impressive double for Mahler, with Gwennie May Boy (4g Mahler - Samsha, by Robin Des Pres) producing a taking debut performance in the Novices’ Hurdle at Bangor.

The Jonjo O’Neill-trained newcomer was positioned in midfield by Kevin Brogan and improved to chase the leader with three flights left to jump. Leading from the second last, he was ridden clear approaching the final flight and kept on strongly to win by seven and a half lengths.

Owned by Ms Gwendoline Clarke, Gwennie May Boy was bred by Ms Joyce Marsh.