Alan Magee's Ones To Watch
Alan Magee Alan Magee shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.
Recent Whispers Winners Antique Platinum (2/5Fav, Galway 29th Jul), Bell Of The Ball (7/1, Ballinrobe 26th Aug), Bush Pilot (12/1, Curragh 8th Jun), Carla Bianca (5/4Fav, Curragh 31st Aug), Domination (12/1, Royal Ascot 17th Jun), General Brook (8/1, Leopardstown 12th Jun), Golden Ticket (12/1, Killarney 17th Jul), Hi Emperor (6/1, Curragh 19th Jul), In Salutem (9/2, Limerick 20th Jun), Johnnys Legacy (11/4JFav, Fontwell 14th Aug), Man With Van (10/11Fav, Hexham 7th Jun), Manalapan (4/5Fav, Down Royal 25th Jul), Money Spider (5/1, Limerick 7th Jun), Royal Flight (13/8, Killarney 21st Aug), Shell House (10/11Fav, Down Royal 25th Jul), Sparkle Factor (7/2JFav, Curragh 28th Jun), System Overload (11/10Fav, Curragh 8th Jun), Taglietelle (11/8Fav, Cartmel 25th Aug), The Parishioner (10/11Fav, Bellewstown 6th Jul), Totally Dominant (8/13Fav, Bellewstown 6th Jul), What Lies Ahead (9/2, Ballinrobe 21st Jul), Windsor Park (2/9Fav, Galway 3rd Aug),
Closely related to Derby hero Pour Moi and made a pleasing debut at the Curragh when keeping on well into third behind surprise winner Run The Red Light. Looks sure to progress from this experience, and will be suited by a mile plus.
Unconsidered on debut in a Tipperary auction maiden but plenty to like about staying on fourth which also caught the eye of the stewards. Lame post-race and also reportedly coming in season adds further merit to the performance. Will stay at least a mile.
» Well-backed May just holds on
Took plenty of time to find top gear on belated debut at the Curragh before finishing really strongly, and fourth horse has won since. Sure to benefit from that experience and should stay 1m4f.
Hails from family that has produced plenty of black type winners, and showed promise on debut at the Curragh in a race that has been working out nicely. Poorly drawn and needed to be switched under two furlongs out but came home really well. Should stay at least ten furlongs.
Totally ignored in the market on debut at Punchestown but showed plenty of promise in 25-runner bumper. Passed over half the field in the straight and sure to benefit from the experience.