Alan Magee's Ones To Watch

Alan Magee
Alan Magee shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.

Recent Whispers Winners — Aloft (5/2Fav, Royal Ascot 19th Jun), Awesome Star (4/9Fav, Leopardstown 18th Jun), Botany Bay (7/1, Down Royal 20th Jun), Carla Bianca (6/4Fav, Leopardstown 16th Jul), Gallope (3/1, Cork 14th Jun), King Of Oriel (14/1, Fairyhouse 28th May), Louise Royale (4/1, Killarney 10th May), Minella Berry (2/5Fav, Tipperary 19th Jul), Monolight (7/2, Roscommon 6th Jul), Muraabit (20/13, Navan 30th May), Off Limits (6/1, Killarney 13th Jul), Pour Deux (2/1Fav, Naas 24th Jun), Stellar Glow (8/13Fav, Leopardstown 9th Jul), Torcedor (9/4Fav, Curragh 18th Jul), Zhukova (8/15Fav, Navan 13th Jun),

Simannka (IRE)

Quite easy in the market on debut in a Tipperary fillies maiden but came home strongly after meeting plenty of interference in the straight. Should progress well from this experience, and bred to relish 1m2f plus in time.

Sikandarabad (IRE)

Highly promising debut second at Leopardstown and even better in hindsight considering the winner went on to land the Railway Stakes. Plenty of stamina on the dam side and likely to appreciate further. A likely contender for a Galway maiden.

Orangey Red (IRE)

Nicely bred Moyglare filly and very unlucky not to score on debut at Limerick when getting into plenty of trouble in the straight. Sure to benefit from this experience & should stay at least a mile in time.

Archibald Thorburn (IRE)

Won on the all-weather in England & promising start for new connections at the Curragh. Raced on the stands' side before switched wide and came home well. Probably best over 7f.

Papagayo (IRE)

Three outings over a mile as a juvenile and, having been gelded over the winter, relished the step up in trip on handicap debut when coming home strongly at Limerick. Likes good ground & should appreciate 1m4f plus.

Ashoka (IRE)

Unconsidered in the market at Killarney but came home strongly from an unpromising position to take second behind fellow newcomer Buyer Beware. Sure to benefit from this experience and should stay at least ten furlongs.

Krugermac (IRE)

Attracted support at morning prices on debut at the Punchestown Festival and, despite running with the choke out a bit, showed that wasn't misplaced when runner-up to the hot favourite. Hopefully will settle better with that experience under his belt and looks sure to win a bumper.

Blast Of Koeman (IRE)

Shaped well on debut in the valuable Goffs Land Rover Bumper at the Punchestown Festival when staying on well in the straight. Performance can be upgraded as he was one of the few to come from behind in a slowly run affair and didn't enjoy the clearest of passages.

Lahaag (GB)

Successful three times on the Flat in England (mainly campaigned on good ground) to earn a rating in excess of 100, and has been switched to hurdling by present connections. Looked set to get involved when brought down two out at Thurles. Capable of maiden success and will be of interest when getting a handicap mark