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 (8/1, Tramore 4th Jun), Baliyka (4/6Fav, Gowran Park 6th Jun), Botany Bay (3/1JFav, Leopardstown 7th Jul), Buzz Off Barroso (11/4Fav, Leopardstown 23rd Jun), Callender (5/2JFav, Navan 15th May), 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 (10/3Fav, Navan 11th Jun), Lundy (6/5Fav, Leopardstown 8th May), Maneen (4/1Fav, Curragh 22nd May), Manuka (6/1, Bellewstown 2nd Jul), Orangey Red (6/5, Sligo 1st May), Pandagreen (7/1, Leopardstown 23rd Jun), Rhododendron (10/11Fav, Goodwood 28th Jul), Right Honourable (5/4Fav, Galway 25th Jul), Savannah Storm (4/9Fav, Roscommon 4th Jul), Sea Of Grace (4/5Fav, Tipperary 9th Jul), Sea Swift (15/8Fav, Naas 22nd Jun), Shamreen (4/5Fav, Gowran Park 25th May), Sikandarabad (10/11Fav, Galway 26th Jul), Simannka (7/2, Down Royal 18th Jun), The Gurkha (11/8Fav, Goodwood 27th Jul), Zhukova (11/10Fav, Naas 11th May),
Expensive breeze-up purchase and came home well on debut at Naas despite running freely. Probably drawn on wrong side the way race panned out, and looks sure to win races if learning to settle.
» "Fat" but fast - it's Mr Scarlet
Stable second-string but far from ignored in the market when running a cracker on debut at the Curragh. Looks sure to progress from this promising start, and should stay a mile plus.
» Declared to run at Galway 30th Jul 3.50 'Ladbrokes' EBF M'dn
» TCurragh 21st Aug 3.40 Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes (Group 2)
» TCurragh 11th Sep 4.15 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1)
» O'Brien eyes Futurity for Arcada
» curragh 16th Jul
Promising debut at Dundalk when just denied by more experienced (82 rated) rival. Looks sure to stay at least 1m4f, and can progress to win races.
Plenty to like about debut behind two well-fancied rivals at Leopardstown, where he didn't enjoy any luck in running from a furlong out. Sure to benefit from this experience, and Ballybrit is likely to be on the agenda.
» galway 25th Jul
» Going report and market moves
» Culloty saddles first Festival winner
» Galway preview
» Weld strikes with Right Honourable
» Intern lands a gamble for Wachman
» leopardstown 14th Jul
Really eye-catching debut when easy in the market at Tipperary, staying on to good effect under a considerate ride. Form has a solid look, and should stay a mile plus in time.
» TCurragh 21st Aug 4.10 Breast Cancer Research Debutante Stakes (Group 2)
» TCurragh 11th Sep 3.40 Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1)
» galway 26th Jul
» Weld on the mark again with Eziyra
» Weld should strike with Eziyra
» Stewards reports from Tipperary
» tipperary 9th Jul
» Silver Flash could be next now for Grace
Obviously had some training issues but made a very encouraging belated debut at the Curragh on Derby weekend. Came home strongly to divide an 85-rated winner and a well-fancied newcomer, and looks sure to win races.
Beautifully bred filly out of a multiple Group 1 and classic winning dam, and she could well live up to her pedigree judged on a very promising debut at the Curragh. Looks sure to progress, and should stay at least 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.