Alan Magee's Ones To Watch
Alan Magee Alan Magee shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.
Recent Whispers Winners Arthur's Kingdom (11/10Fav, Gowran Park 14th Oct), Dancing On My Own (8/13Fav, Wexford 27th Oct), Debuchet (2/1Fav, Fairyhouse 19th Nov), Dinons (5/4Fav, Limerick 13th Oct), Encapsulation (9/2, Ayr 19th Sep), Even So (5/4Fav, Gowran Park 26th Sep), Goddess (4/1CFav, Curragh 30th Aug), Grandmaster Flash (6/4Fav, Dundalk 15th Nov), Hazel Bay (7/2, Dundalk 25th Oct), Heliac (5/1, Dundalk 11th Oct), Innisfree (4/6Fav, Curragh 29th Sep), Istoria (5/2Fav, Gowran Park 26th Sep), Jett (22/1, Punchestown 16th Oct), Love Locket (2/1Fav, Naas 20th Oct), Lovee Dovee (5/1, Curragh 28th Sep), Magical (1/1Fav, Ascot 19th Oct), Maria Christina (9/2, Naas 3rd Nov), Mount Ida (6/4JFav, Galway 27th Oct), Munfallet (9/2, Dundalk 6th Nov), Ordinary World (1/2Fav, Ballinrobe 20th Sep), Penny Out (8/1, Limerick 13th Oct), Playa Del Puente (2.7, Happy Valley 23rd Oct), Right Honourable (30, Happy Valley 23rd Oct), Romantic Proposal (5/1, Cork 1st Oct), Ruby Gates (5/1, Wolverhampton 31st Aug), So Suave (10/11Fav, Dundalk 6th Nov), Up Helly Aa (11/4Fav, Cork 1st Oct), Valentina Lady (5/1, Naas 9th Nov), Vatican City (1/2Fav, Dundalk 30th Oct), Winner Takes Itall (8/11Fav, Listowel 14th Sep),
Very lightly-raced French hurdle winner, and reappearing after a near two year's absence when catching the eye on first outing for current connections. Kept on well in the straight to take third in a 2m6f Navan handicap, and looks well capable of landing something similar off this mark.
Half-sister to three winners at a mile and out of a sister to the great Dubai Millennium. Kept on well from off the pace when filling the runner-up berth on debut at Dundalk. The yard's runners invariably progress well from an initial run.
» Music To My Ears wins nicely on 3rd start
Cheaply bought gelding but showed plenty of promise on debut at Dundalk. Never really threatened after starting slowly from a wide draw but came home strongly to beat all bar hot favourite So Suave. Looks sure to benefit from this experience and win races.
» So Suave scores for Murtagh & McCullagh
Half-sister to useful sprinter Garrus but stayed a mile well on testing ground when finishing with a flourish on debut in a 23-runner Curragh auction maiden. Passed most of her rivals inside the final 1 1/2f and looks sure to win a similar event.