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), Badgerfort (7/2, Sligo 30th Sep), Baily Cloud (2/1, Gowran Park 2nd Oct), Blue De Vega (7/2, Naas 23rd Sep), Carla Bianca (6/4Fav, Leopardstown 16th Jul), Cook Islands (8/15Fav, Navan 7th Oct), Coolmore (5/2, Curragh 27th Sep), Ebayya (4/11Fav, Gowran Park 12th Aug), First Figaro (10/11Fav, Galway 1st Aug), Hudson's Bay (10/1, Fairyhouse 29th Sep), Los Barbados (9/4Fav, Wexford 29th Aug), Minella Berry (2/5Fav, Tipperary 19th Jul), Muraabit (3/1, Ffos Las 13th Aug), Off Limits (6/1, Killarney 13th Jul), Ordinary World (1/1Fav, Tipperary 6th Oct), Simannka (9/4Fav, Galway 7th Sep), The Crewmaster (4/6Fav, Leopardstown 6th Aug), Torcedor (12/1, Curragh 13th Sep), Unicorn (4/11Fav, Leopardstown 13th Aug), Vive La France (14/10, Galway 31st Jul), Zhukova (7/1, Galway 7th Sep),
Unconsidered in the market when making a very pleasing debut in a Naas fillies maiden. Showed gears to get involved by coming right around the field in the straight and beat all bar much better fancied stablemate Kalisma. Looks sure to win races.
Yet another Ballydoyle juvenile to keep in mind for the future. Faced an uphill task from a poor draw on debut at the Curragh but finished strongly behind better-fancied stablemate Hit It A Bomb. Looks sure to stay at least a mile, and will benefit from this experience.
Hails from a family that Noel Meade has enjoyed success with in the past including the brilliant Harchibald, and caught the eye on debut when staying on nicely in the straight behind the impressive Ballyoisin in a 20-runner maiden hurdle.
This Galileo filly has plenty to live up to by virtue of her name and pedigree but made a very pleasing start at Gowran Park. The full-sister to three winners including the top class Found kept on well without being asking any serious questions, and looks sure to progress significantly.
» Declared to run at Curragh 11th Oct 2.55 Staffordstown Stud Stakes (Listed)
» TCurragh 22nd May 3.55 Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1)
» Rayisa makes all under Foley for Halford
» gowran park 20th Sep
Aidan O'Brien has introduced a typically strong hand of juveniles this autumn, and the son of Galileo looks one to step up considerably on his debut effort at Gowran Park. He didn't enjoy the clearest of passages in the straight but came home to good effect, and should be suited by 10f plus in time.
» Declared to run at Curragh 11th Oct 1.25 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
» Entered at Curragh 13th Oct 3.35 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
» TCurragh 21st May 3.20 Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Group 1)
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.