Alan Magee’s Ones To Watch

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

Recent Whispers Winners — Akito (25/1, Tramore 9th Apr), Ashoka (2/5Fav, Exeter 18th Apr), Blast Of Koeman (4/6Fav, Limerick 30th Mar), Bravery (20/1, Doncaster 1st Apr), Capital Force (4/9Fav, Thurles 9th Feb), Cracking Smart (13/8Fav, Fairyhouse 18th Apr), Danse Rouge (13/2, Hoppegarten 16th Apr), Debuchet (4/5Fav, Limerick 6th Apr), Dixie Highway (7/1, Limerick 22nd Apr), Edwulf (11/2, Naas 26th Feb), Folsom Blue (4/1, Navan 4th Mar), Gilt Shadow (8/1, Ayr 22nd Apr), Hareth (3/1Fav, Limerick 6th Apr), Heartful (11/4JFav, Dundalk 10th Feb), Knocklong (6/4, Southwell 21st Apr), Midnight Escape (15/8Fav, Naas 11th Feb), Outspoken (8/15Fav, Naas 11th Feb), Presenting Percy (11/1, Cheltenham 16th Mar), Rapid Applause (9/1, Naas 9th Apr), Ruby Gates (5/1, Dundalk 21st Apr), Shelford (4/11Fav, Towcester 16th Mar), Sutton Place (4/6Fav, Navan 19th Feb), Torcedor (4/1, Navan 23rd Apr), Zhukova (1/3Fav, Cork 15th Apr),

HorseTrackerDinons (FR)

coloursMade 55,000 at the Derby Sale last year and indicated that was money well spent when running a cracker on debut in a valuable sales race bumper at Fairyhouse. Finished strongly to beat all bar favourite Red Jack, and looks sure to win races.

HorseTrackerVanishing Point (GB)

coloursWon a 1m3f maiden for Andrew Balding last year, and made a bright start for new connections when switched to hurdles at Cork beating all bar well-backed favourite Look Closer in an 18-runner maiden. Looks well capable of winning a similar event, and should prove a nice dual purpose sort over the summer.

HorseTrackerMr Smith (GB)

coloursWell-bred dual purpose gelding and opened account over hurdles when part of a superbly executed treble for the yard at Roscommon last year. The full-brother to St Leger third Michelangelo really caught the eye when reappearing on the flat at Tipperary, and should be able to take advantage of a lowly handicap mark.

HorseTrackerBenie Des Dieux (FR)

coloursThree-time winner in France and really impressive when switched to fences on Irish debut. Jumped well and kept up relentless gallop to score by a wide margin in a Limerick mares' event.

HorseTrackerTime Dee (GER)

coloursCost 100,000 guineas earlier this year and indicated that could be money well spent when making a promising debut at Dundalk. Never got involved but stayed on well inside the final furlong, and should come forward from this experience. Bred to appreciate 1m4f next year.
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