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 — Amedeo Modigliani (2/9Fav, Galway 5th Aug), Bell Of The Ball (8/1, Downpatrick 17th Jun), Belle Boyd (8/13Fav, Naas 8th Jul), Black Ruby (5/2, Fairyhouse 1st Jun), Camelback (15/8, Naas 8th Jul), Capri (6/1, Curragh 1st Jul), Clemmie (11/8Fav, Newmarket 14th Jul), Cook Islands (5/2Fav, Punchestown 22nd May), Danse Rouge (7/1, Hamburg 2nd Jul), Eziyra (7/4Fav, Cork 8th Aug), Homesman (5/1, Curragh 28th May), Magical (2/5Fav, Cork 8th Aug), Manuka (8/1, Ballinrobe 25th Jul), Mulligatawny (3/1, Ripon 22nd Jul), Mutadaffeq (15/8Fav, Pontefract 9th Aug), New Terms (9/4Fav, Fairyhouse 5th Jul), Orangey Red (10/3, Fairyhouse 16th Jun), Pandagreen (9/4Fav, Leopardstown 26th May), Petticoat (9/2, Leopardstown 15th Jun), Sailors Warn (9/2, Stratford 20th Jun), Sea Of Grace (8/11Fav, Haydock 12th Aug), Sir John Lavery (5/2Fav, Cork 8th Aug), Spirit Of Valor (5/2JFav, Curragh 16th Jul), Time Dee (2/1JFav, Ballinrobe 27th Jun), Unicorn (9/1, Downpatrick 13th Aug), Wild Irish Rose (7/4Fav, Leopardstown 20th Jul), Zamira (2/1Fav, Tipperary 25th May),

HorseTrackerMary Tudor (IRE)

coloursBelied odds of 25/1 on debut when beating all bar the short-priced favourite at Cork, the pair drawing clear of the remainder. Should benefit from that experience and looks sure to win races.

HorseTrackerHigh Language (IRE)

coloursCame home well on debut at Gowran & stamina is certainly her forte after again putting in her best work at the finish when upped to 1m4f at Galway. Handles soft ground & should stay further.

HorseTrackerMagical (IRE)

coloursRegally bred filly by Galileo out of Irish Guineas winner Halfway To Heaven which makes her a full-sister to Moyglare winner Rhododendron. Looks set to live up to her pedigree after finishing well on debut at the Curragh.

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.

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.

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