Whispers

Alan Magee's Ones To Watch


Alan Magee
Alan Magee shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.

Recent Whispers Winners — Art Of Synergy (3/1JFav, Kilbeggan 12th May), Bean Feasa (10/3Fav, Leopardstown 7th May), Bell Of The Ball (8/1, Downpatrick 17th Jun), Belle Boyd (8/13Fav, Naas 8th Jul), Black Ruby (5/2, Fairyhouse 1st Jun), Camelback (15/8, Naas 8th Jul), Caolaneoin (8/1, Punchestown 17th May), Capri (6/1, Curragh 1st Jul), Clemmie (11/8Fav, Newmarket 14th Jul), Cook Islands (5/2Fav, Punchestown 22nd May), Danse Rouge (7/1, Hamburg 2nd Jul), Dixie Highway (7/1, Limerick 22nd Apr), Gilt Shadow (8/1, Ayr 22nd Apr), Homesman (5/1, Curragh 28th May), Mutadaffeq (3/1Fav, Pontefract 26th May), New Terms (9/4Fav, Fairyhouse 5th Jul), Orangey Red (10/3, Fairyhouse 16th Jun), Pandagreen (9/4Fav, Leopardstown 26th May), Petticoat (9/2, Leopardstown 15th Jun), Sailors Warn (9/2, Stratford 20th Jun), Solar Halo (14/1, Curragh 13th May), Spirit Of Valor (5/2JFav, Curragh 16th Jul), Time Dee (2/1JFav, Ballinrobe 27th Jun), Torcedor (4/1, Navan 23rd Apr), Vanishing Point (13/8Fav, Clonmel 18th May), Wild Irish Rose (7/4Fav, Leopardstown 20th Jul), Zamira (2/1Fav, Tipperary 25th May),

Amedeo Modigliani (IRE)

Shaped well on debut at the Curragh behind much better fancied stablemate Gustav Klimt. Never really got involved but stayed on strongly after the penny started to drop inside the final furlong. Looks sure to progress.

Alaykha (IRE)

Unconsidered in the market on debut but really caught the eye when staying on well at Limerick (1m3f). Didn't enjoy the clearest of passages in the straight, and should have little difficulty winning a similar maiden.

Roman Gal (IRE)

Half-sister to three winners including the useful Salouen, and plenty to like about her debut over an inadequate six furlongs at Fairyhouse. Really got going in the closing stages, and looks sure to progress from that experience and when upped in trip.

New To Town (IRE)

Ran a cracker on debut when just pegged back close home by the favourite in a 7f maiden at Leopardstown. Bred to stay further and looks sure to win races.

Dinons (FR)

Made 55,000 at the Derby Sale last year and indicated that was money well spent when running a cracker on debut in a valuable sales race bumper at Fairyhouse. Finished strongly to beat all bar favourite Red Jack, and looks sure to win races.

Mr Smith (GB)

Well-bred dual purpose gelding and opened account over hurdles when part of a superbly executed treble for the yard at Roscommon last year. The full-brother to St Leger third Michelangelo really caught the eye when reappearing on the flat at Tipperary, and should be able to take advantage of a lowly handicap mark.