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 (3/10Fav, Galway 26th Oct), Aloft (13/8Fav, Newmarket 4th Oct), Captain Joy (9/4Fav, Dundalk 12th Dec), Dashwood (7/2, Dundalk 10th Dec), Don Cossack (13/8, Punchestown 7th Dec), In Salutem (10/1, Navan 22nd Oct), Martello Tower (11/4, Cork 2nd Nov), Milborough (7/2, Carlisle 30th Nov), Off Limits (7/2, Leopardstown 25th Oct), Shelford (6/1, Chepstow 25th Oct), Sir Abbot (2/7Fav, Clonmel 30th Oct), Taglietelle (11/2, Punchestown 15th Oct), Tom's Article (11/8Fav, Navan 27th Sep), Windsor Park (8/11Fav, Galway 26th Oct), Zand (14/1, Strasbourg 28th Sep),

Ryansbrook (IRE)

Full brother to 2m4f Grade 1 winner For Non Stop. Indicated ability in Clonmel maiden hurdle and, following summer break, again shaped well in Thurles maiden when staying on well behind odds-on Golantilla. Seems suited by soft ground & looks capable of handicap success perhaps beyond two-mile.

Ordinary World (IRE)

A 68,000 Derby Sale purchase last year, and travelled sweetly on debut at Navan in the two-mile maiden hurdle won by long odds-on chance Milsean. Lack of experience seemed to tell in the closing stages but this represented a very encouraging start.

Space Cadet (IRE)

Cost 100,000 euro at the Derby Sale last year. Unconsidered in the market on debut at Navan but indicated plenty of ability with the promise of more to come when stepped up in trip. Looks the type to do well over fences in time.

Minella Berry (IRE)

Bought for ?37,000 by John Nallen at the Derby Sale last year, and snapped up by J P McManus after winning a Kilworth point-to-point in convincing fashion. Promising debut under rules in a Down Royal maiden hurdle, staying on after an uncharacteristic blunder at the second last behind the two market leaders. Should be suited by 2m4f plus.