Alan Magee's Ones To Watch
Alan Magee Alan Magee shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.
Recent Whispers Winners Aneen (5/2Fav, Curragh 10th Oct), Brelade (11/1, Navan 27th Nov), Capri (8/11Fav, Curragh 25th Sep), Copy Print (7/1, Galway 30th Oct), Eziyra (5/4Fav, Curragh 25th Sep), Martello Tower (11/10Fav, Fairyhouse 3rd Dec), Muraabit (11/4Fav, Newbury 16th Sep), Ordinary World (6/1, Fairyhouse 8th Oct), Presenting Percy (4/5Fav, Punchestown 19th Nov), Rhododendron (5/2JFav, Newmarket 7th Oct), Shamreen (2/1, Curragh 11th Sep), Sir John Lavery (8/13Fav, Gowran Park 18th Oct), Space Cadet (13/8, Roscommon 17th Oct), Spirit Of Valor (8/13Fav, Naas 16th Oct), Stand Up And Fight (5/2, Punchestown 22nd Oct), Waitaki (7/2, Dundalk 2nd Dec), Woodford Island (6/5Fav, Fairyhouse 7th Nov),
Point-to-point winner and unconsidered on debut under rules when shaping nicely in a 30-runner 2m Navan maiden hurdle. Kept on well from before the last and should be suited by a step up in trip.
» Kennedy back on a winner
Very useful staying handicap hurdler winning the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham, and looks sure to do well over fences judged on his seasonal debut at Punchestown. The point-to-point winner jumps well and seems adaptable ground wise. Suited by a test of stamina.
» Well-backed Percy delivers
» punchestown 19th Nov
» Haymount good on chasing bow
» Russell frustrated after JLT start
» Russell has quick compensation on Dini
» Squouateur progressing nicely for Elliott
» Geraghty gets a great tune from Rath
» Forever takes Gold under Timmons for Cawley
» thurles 20th Dec
» Dini too strong for hotpot Haymount
» Punchestown preview
» Yorkhill enters Cheltenham equation
» Mall Dini proves popular in bumper
» cork 26th Mar
» Ice Cold Soul one to watch out for
A half-brother to multiple Group 1 winner Attraction, the son of Galileo won a Curragh maiden for Ballydoyle and got his jumping career off to a bright start when keeping on well to beat all bar well-fancied stablemate Landofhopeandglory at Fairyhouse. Looks sure to pay his way over hurdles.
Easy winner of a modest Downpatrick bumper and unlucky not to collect on return from a summer break when switched to hurdles at Down Royal, travelling strongly when a faller two out. Stays well and appears suited by good ground.
» De Bromhead strikes again with Monalee
» The Storyteller out to write a new script
» A Toi Phil set for chasing debut
» Odds-on Monbeg grinds it out
» down royal 4th Nov
» The Storyteller dictates terms
» Lavery gets good tune from Bell
» Hill leads home Elliott 1-2 in opener
» down royal 30th Oct
Cost 100,000 guineas earlier this year and indicated that could be money well spent when making a promising debut at Dundalk. Never got involved but stayed on well inside the final furlong, and should come forward from this experience. Bred to appreciate 1m4f next year.
Showed alot of greenness on debut at Dundalk and only got the hang of things late in the day when running on well to beat all bar stablemate War Secretary. Looks sure to progress from this run, and should stay at least a mile.