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 (7/2, Tramore 13th Aug), Aloft (5/2Fav, Royal Ascot 19th Jun), Awesome Star (4/9Fav, Leopardstown 18th Jun), Botany Bay (7/1, Down Royal 20th Jun), Carla Bianca (6/4Fav, Leopardstown 16th Jul), Ebayya (4/11Fav, Gowran Park 12th Aug), First Figaro (10/11Fav, Galway 1st Aug), Gallope (3/1, Cork 14th Jun), Hudson's Bay (8/1, Killarney 21st Aug), Los Barbados (9/4Fav, Wexford 29th Aug), Minella Berry (2/5Fav, Tipperary 19th Jul), Monolight (7/2, Roscommon 6th Jul), Muraabit (3/1, Ffos Las 13th Aug), Off Limits (6/1, Killarney 13th Jul), Pour Deux (2/1Fav, Naas 24th Jun), Stellar Glow (8/13Fav, Leopardstown 9th Jul), The Crewmaster (4/6Fav, Leopardstown 6th Aug), Torcedor (9/4Fav, Curragh 18th Jul), Unicorn (4/11Fav, Leopardstown 13th Aug), Vive La France (14/10, Galway 31st Jul), Zhukova (8/15Fav, Navan 13th Jun),
Slowly into stride and took a long time to get the hang of things on debut at the Curragh but really got motoring inside the final furlong. Bred to appreciate at least 10f in time, and sure to benefit from this experience.
Really caught the eye, including those of the stewards, when finishing strongly under a considerate ride to be beaten by only a neck on debut at Galway. Should build on this promising start and appreciate further in time.
Highly promising debut second at Leopardstown and even better in hindsight considering the winner went on to land the Railway Stakes. Plenty of stamina on the dam side and likely to appreciate further. Looks sure to win races.
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Nicely bred Moyglare filly and very unlucky not to score on debut at Limerick when getting into plenty of trouble in the straight. Sure to benefit from this experience & should stay at least a mile in time.
Unconsidered in the market at Killarney but came home strongly from an unpromising position to take second behind fellow newcomer Buyer Beware. Sure to benefit from this experience and should stay at least ten furlongs.