Alan Magee's Ones To Watch
Alan Magee Alan Magee shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.
Recent Whispers Winners All Hell Let Loose (3/10Fav, Galway 26th Oct), Aloft (13/8Fav, Newmarket 4th Oct), Behana (7/2JFav, Galway 9th Sep), Bell Of The Ball (7/1, Ballinrobe 26th Aug), Captain Joy (5/1Fav, Dundalk 24th Oct), Carla Bianca (5/4Fav, Curragh 31st Aug), Cocoon (4/1, Listowel 15th Sep), Don Cossack (11/10Fav, Punchestown 16th Oct), Harrison's Cave (12/1, Ayr 18th Sep), In Salutem (10/1, Navan 22nd Oct), Johnnys Legacy (11/4JFav, Fontwell 14th Aug), Notable Graduate (3/1Fav, Down Royal 12th Sep), Off Limits (7/2, Leopardstown 25th Oct), Royal Flight (13/8, Killarney 21st Aug), Shelford (6/1, Chepstow 25th Oct), Sir Abbot (2/7Fav, Clonmel 30th Oct), Taglietelle (11/2, Punchestown 15th Oct), Tarfasha (11/10Fav, Curragh 14th Sep), Tom's Article (11/8Fav, Navan 27th Sep), Windsor Park (8/11Fav, Galway 26th Oct), Zand (14/1, Strasbourg 28th Sep),
Ran very green from an outside draw on debut at Leopardstown, driven along to keep in touch before getting the hang of things in the straight. Will learn alot from the experience & looks sure to stay beyond a mile.
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Drawn poorly on debut but stayed on well in the straight in a Leopardstown maiden that has a very solid look. Bred to appreciate further & sure to progress from this experience.
Noted staying on behind Forgotten Rules on debut at the Punchestown Festival & absent for 6 months until quite keen in a rather slowly run bumper at Cork, beating all bar another potentially useful rival. Promising sort & looks sure to win a bumper.
Very promising debut at the Curragh finishing strongly from an unfavourable high draw. Pedigree and evidence of this outing suggest she should be well-suited by at least a mile.
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Plenty to like about debut effort in a fillies maiden at the Curragh when staying on strongly inside the final furlong. Sure to benefit from this experience, and well capable of winning a similar event.
Very lightly-raced (just one run over hurdles) in the past three years but went close to landing a touch on reappearance at Navan. Obviously difficult to train but has been given a chance by the handicapper. Stays 1m4f.
Runner-up twice in opening three outings over hurdles, and drew clear of the remainder when beaten by the useful Morning Run at Tipperary. Looks sure to win a mares maiden, and should stay 2m4f. Jumps well & should do well over fences in time. Yet to race on soft ground.