Alan Magee's Ones To Watch
Alan Magee Alan Magee shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.
Recent Whispers Winners Amedeo Modigliani (2/9Fav, Galway 5th Aug), Ashoka (7/1, Sedgefield 31st Aug), Belle Boyd (8/13Fav, Naas 8th Jul), Camelback (15/8, Naas 8th Jul), Capri (3/1Fav, Doncaster 16th Sep), Clemmie (11/8Fav, Newmarket 14th Jul), Danse Rouge (7/1, Hamburg 2nd Jul), Eziyra (9/10Fav, Leopardstown 9th Sep), First Figaro (8/1, Killarney 26th Aug), High Language (5/1, Killarney 25th Aug), Lady Morel (13/2, Brighton 4th Sep), Magical (11/1, Curragh 20th Aug), Manuka (8/1, Ballinrobe 25th Jul), Mulligatawny (3/1, Ripon 22nd Jul), Mutadaffeq (15/8Fav, Pontefract 9th Aug), New Terms (9/4Fav, Fairyhouse 5th Jul), Saxo Jack (7/1, Newton Abbot 2nd Sep), Sea Of Grace (8/11Fav, Haydock 12th Aug), Shamreen (9/1, Curragh 10th Sep), Sir John Lavery (5/2Fav, Cork 8th Aug), Spirit Of Valor (5/2JFav, Curragh 16th Jul), Time Dee (2/1JFav, Ballinrobe 27th Jun), Unicorn (9/1, Downpatrick 13th Aug), Wild Irish Rose (7/4Fav, Leopardstown 20th Jul),
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.
Never threatened on debut at the Curragh, and didn't enjoy the clearest of passages, but came home in really taking fashion inside the final furlong. Sure to benefit from this experience and stays at least a mile.
» Saxon impresses as Robin flops
Cost 320,000 guineas at breeze up sales and won twice as a juvenile for Richard Hannon & twice last year for Dave Loughnane. Slowly away on both starts for new connections, particularly badly at the Curragh but showed promise nonetheless. Handles cut in the ground & effective from 6f to a mile.
Never involved after a tardy start but caught the eye when finishing strongly behind fellow newcomer Would You Believe in a six-furlong Curragh maiden. From the family of French 2000 Guineas winner Clodovil, and should appreciate a step up in trip.
» TCurragh 27th May 1.03 Irish 1,000 Guineas
Showed her inexperience on debut, and needed to be switched in order to gain a clear run, but came home really well when the penny started to drop in a mile fillies maiden at the Curragh. Looks sure to progress and win races.
Belied odds of 25/1 on debut when beating all bar the short-priced favourite at Cork, the pair drawing clear of the remainder. Should benefit from that experience and looks sure to win races.