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 — All Hell Let Loose (4/5Fav, Kilbeggan 5th Jun), Baily Cloud (8/1, Tramore 4th Jun), Baliyka (4/6Fav, Gowran Park 6th Jun), Black Sea (7/2, Leopardstown 10th Apr), Blow By Blow (14/1, Punchestown 27th Apr), Bravery (1/2Fav, Dundalk 18th Apr), Buzz Off Barroso (11/4Fav, Leopardstown 23rd Jun), Callender (5/2JFav, Navan 15th May), Claudio Monteverdi (4/5Fav, Leopardstown 6th Apr), Dixie Highway (9/4Fav, Ballinrobe 30th May), Even Song (15/8Fav, Royal Ascot 16th Jun), Glens Harmony (2/5Fav, Ballinrobe 30th May), In Salutem (10/3Fav, Navan 11th Jun), Lundy (6/5Fav, Leopardstown 8th May), Maneen (4/1Fav, Curragh 22nd May), Mississippi River (5/1, Cork 27th Mar), Orangey Red (6/5, Sligo 1st May), Pandagreen (7/1, Leopardstown 23rd Jun), Presenting Percy (1/2Fav, Ballinrobe 15th Apr), Sea Swift (15/8Fav, Naas 22nd Jun), Shamreen (4/5Fav, Gowran Park 25th May), Simannka (7/2, Down Royal 18th Jun), Sutton Place (13/8Fav, Fairyhouse 28th Mar), The Gurkha (4/1, Deauville 15th May), The Tulip (3/1, Dundalk 15th Apr), Zhukova (11/10Fav, Naas 11th May),

An Duine Uasal (IRE)

A sound surface appears to be important to this fellow who won an early season juvenile maiden last year, and returned to form when finishing strongly at Navan. Now that his stamina is proven over a mile it opens up more options.

Pandagreen (IRE)

Gavin Cromwell has made a big impression under both codes in the training ranks over the past few years, and it shouldn't be long before he records a first two-year-old success judged on the debut of this filly. She met trouble in the straight before staying on nicely, and looks sure to benefit from the experience.

Bean Feasa (GB)

Classy pedigree being a half-sister to Teofilo and showed plenty of speed on debut when edged out close home by well-fancied rival in a Naas maiden. Looks sure to win her maiden before going on to better things.

Brelade (GB)

Nicely bred gelding out of a Grade 1 winner in France and from the family of Roi Des Francs who cost 85,000 at the Goffs Land Rover Sale last year. Made long odds-on favourite work for victory in Leopardstown winners' bumper, and should progress from that debut run. Better ground looks sure to suit.

Sea Swift (IRE)

Stable second-string and unconsidered in the market when making debut in very testing conditions at Leopardstown. Stayed on nicely in the straight, and looks sure to progress with experience on better ground. Stays at least a mile.

Stand Up And Fight (IRE)

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.