Alan Magee's Ones To Watch
Alan Magee Alan Magee shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.
Recent Whispers Winners Ashoka (7/1, Sedgefield 31st Aug), Blast Of Koeman (3/1JFav, Fairyhouse 15th Nov), Capri (3/1Fav, Doncaster 16th Sep), Clemmie (15/8Fav, Newmarket 30th Sep), Cracking Smart (5/4Fav, Cork 5th Nov), Danse Rouge (20/11, Hannover 29th Oct), Eziyra (9/10Fav, Leopardstown 9th Sep), First Figaro (8/1, Killarney 26th Aug), Folsom Blue (10/1, Clonmel 16th Nov), Glens Harmony (4/9Fav, Thurles 26th Oct), High Language (5/1, Killarney 25th Aug), Jetz (4/1, Fairyhouse 7th Nov), Lady Morel (13/2, Brighton 4th Sep), Presenting Percy (11/4, Galway 30th Oct), Rhododendron (7/1, Chantilly 1st Oct), Routes Choice (11/2, Sligo 27th Sep), Saxo Jack (7/1, Newton Abbot 2nd Sep), Sexy Legs (10/1, Newcastle 29th Sep), Shamreen (9/1, Curragh 10th Sep), Taglietelle (9/4Fav, Punchestown 18th Nov),
Stable second string when making a pleasing debut at Dundalk, she kept on well in the closing stages and looks sure to benefit from this experience. Should have no trouble staying a mile.
» Palariva another for in-form team
Gradually warmed to his task after a slow start and, having made headway on the outer approaching the straight, came home strongly to press the hot-favourite in the closing stages. Should stay further than a mile, and looks a nice prospect.
Never threatened on debut at Leopardstown but kept on well in the straight to take third behind an odds-on stablemate. Looks sure to progress from this experience, and should stay 1m2f plus.
» Cook on top as O'Briens dominate
The half-sister to same connections Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Awtaad made a very pleasing debut when runner-up over a mile at Leopardstown. The penny seemed to really drop inside the furlong, and the form looks solid with the winner held in high regard and a gap of over 5 lengths back to the third in this 18-runner event.
Unconsidered in the market on debut and trapped wide from her wide draw but travelled like a good filly. Lack of a previous run appeared to tell inside the final furlong & looks sure to benefit from this experience.
Easy to back when making a promising debut at Gowran Park. Lost any advantage from her low draw when slowly away and last into the straight before switched out wide and came home well inside the final furlong. Should progress from this initial outing and win races.