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 — Akito (6/1, Killarney 14th Jul), All Hell Let Loose (4/5Fav, Kilbeggan 5th Jun), Baily Cloud (8/1, Tramore 4th Jun), Baliyka (4/6Fav, Gowran Park 6th Jun), Botany Bay (3/1JFav, Leopardstown 7th Jul), Buzz Off Barroso (11/4Fav, Leopardstown 23rd Jun), Callender (5/2JFav, Navan 15th May), Dixie Highway (9/4Fav, Ballinrobe 30th May), Even Song (15/8Fav, Royal Ascot 16th Jun), Eziyra (2/5Fav, Galway 26th Jul), Glens Harmony (2/5Fav, Ballinrobe 30th May), Hudson's Bay (2/1JFav, Limerick 3rd Jul), In Salutem (10/3Fav, Navan 11th Jun), Lundy (6/5Fav, Leopardstown 8th May), Maneen (4/1Fav, Curragh 22nd May), Manuka (6/1, Bellewstown 2nd Jul), Orangey Red (6/5, Sligo 1st May), Pandagreen (7/1, Leopardstown 23rd Jun), Right Honourable (5/4Fav, Galway 25th Jul), Savannah Storm (4/9Fav, Roscommon 4th Jul), Sea Of Grace (4/5Fav, Tipperary 9th Jul), Sea Swift (15/8Fav, Naas 22nd Jun), Shamreen (4/5Fav, Gowran Park 25th May), Sikandarabad (10/11Fav, Galway 26th Jul), Simannka (7/2, Down Royal 18th Jun), The Gurkha (4/1, Deauville 15th May), Zhukova (11/10Fav, Naas 11th May),

Slumming Angel (IRE)

Expensive breeze-up purchase and came home well on debut at Naas despite running freely. Probably drawn on wrong side the way race panned out, and looks sure to win races if learning to settle.

Capri (IRE)

Stable second-string but far from ignored in the market when running a cracker on debut at the Curragh. Looks sure to progress from this promising start, and should stay a mile plus.

Zamira (IRE)

Promising debut at Dundalk when just denied by more experienced (82 rated) rival. Looks sure to stay at least 1m4f, and can progress to win races.

Right Honourable (IRE)

Plenty to like about debut behind two well-fancied rivals at Leopardstown, where he didn't enjoy any luck in running from a furlong out. Sure to benefit from this experience, and Ballybrit is likely to be on the agenda.

Eziyra (IRE)

Really eye-catching debut when easy in the market at Tipperary, staying on to good effect under a considerate ride. Form has a solid look, and should stay a mile plus in time.

Laoch Na Mi (IRE)

Obviously had some training issues but made a very encouraging belated debut at the Curragh on Derby weekend. Came home strongly to divide an 85-rated winner and a well-fancied newcomer, and looks sure to win races.

Rhododendron (IRE)

Beautifully bred filly out of a multiple Group 1 and classic winning dam, and she could well live up to her pedigree judged on a very promising debut at the Curragh. Looks sure to progress, and should stay 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.