Alan Magee's Ones To Watch
Alan Magee Alan Magee shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.
Recent Whispers Winners Akito (6/1, Killarney 14th Jul), All Hell Let Loose (4/5Fav, Kilbeggan 5th Jun), Baily Cloud (12/1, Killarney 18th Aug), Baliyka (4/6Fav, Gowran Park 6th Jun), Best In The World (12/1, Cork 2nd Aug), Botany Bay (3/1JFav, Leopardstown 7th Jul), Buzz Off Barroso (11/4Fav, Leopardstown 23rd Jun), Capri (8/11Fav, Tipperary 5th Aug), Dixie Highway (9/4Fav, Ballinrobe 30th May), Even Song (15/8Fav, Royal Ascot 16th Jun), Eziyra (2/5Fav, Galway 26th Jul), Glens Harmony (2/5Fav, Ballinrobe 30th May), Hudson's Bay (2/1JFav, Limerick 3rd Jul), In Salutem (9/2Fav, Ascot 6th Aug), Laoch Na Mi (5/4Fav, Leopardstown 4th Aug), Manuka (6/1, Bellewstown 2nd Jul), Pandagreen (7/1, Leopardstown 23rd Jun), Rhododendron (11/8Fav, Curragh 21st Aug), Right Honourable (5/4Fav, Galway 25th Jul), Sailors Warn (11/4Fav, Stratford 11th Aug), Savannah Storm (4/9Fav, Roscommon 4th Jul), Sea Of Grace (7/2, Curragh 28th Aug), Sea Swift (7/4Fav, Sligo 3rd Aug), Sikandarabad (10/11Fav, Galway 26th Jul), Simannka (7/2, Down Royal 18th Jun), The Gurkha (11/8Fav, Goodwood 27th Jul),
Plenty to like about debut at the Cuuragh considering 6f is likely to be too sharp for this filly from the family of Derby winner Kris Kin. Looks sure to progress when upped in trip.
Never threatened on debut at the Curragh but stayed on nicely inside the final furlong. Sure to benefit from this experience, and bred to appreciate 1m2f plus in time.
Cost 28,000 Guineas earlier this year, and the Rail Link filly out of a full-sister to Armiger may prove money well spent after a promising debut at Killarney. Ran very green but penny really dropped in the closing stages when staying on well into third behind Shes An Art. Stays at least 1m3f.
» Art draws on experience to lose maiden tag
Lightly-raced filly and looks capable of winning off lowly mark judged on her third to McGuigan at Leopardstown. That race has worked out well, and her effort is all the more worthy having raced quite freely from a high draw. Subsequent effort at Tramore over 1m4f is probably best forgiven. Stays 9f.
Beautifully bred filly by Galileo out of the Moyglare and Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Again. Got the hang of things in the closing stages when staying on nicely on debut in a fillies maiden at Galway. Looks sure to benefit from the experience.
Didn't enjoy the clearest of passages on debut in an auction maiden at Down Royal but finished to really good effect when switched to the outer in the final furlong. Looks well capable of winning a similar event, and should stay a mile.
Promising debut when beating all bar the odds-on favourite in a 20-runner maiden hurdle at Navan. Came home strongly up the hill and should be suited by an extra half-mile. Looks the type to do well over fences in time.