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), First Figaro (10/11Fav, Galway 1st Aug), 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), Vive La France (14/10, Galway 31st Jul), Zhukova (8/15Fav, Navan 13th Jun),
Really caught the eye, including those of the stewards, when finishing strongly under a considerate ride to be beaten by only a neck on debut at Galway. Should build on this promising start and appreciate further in time.
Promising debut at Galway, and really got the hang of things in the straight when staying on nicely into second. Sure to benefit from this experience, and may appreciate a step up in trip.
Galway is a notoriously difficult place to make your debut, and it was no surprise to see this brother to Curragh Cup winner Bondi Beach show plenty of greenness. However the strong support on that occasion was not misplaced, and he can soon gain compensation.
» Entered at Curragh 9th Aug 2.20 Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital EBF M'dn
» TCurragh 23rd Aug 3.30 Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes (Group 2)
» TCurragh 13th Sep 4.15 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1)
» Ted Veale favourite for opening night feature
» Weld off the mark with Solitaire
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. Looks sure to win races.
» More summer time joy for Cliffs
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.
» Entered at Tipperary 7th Aug 7.45 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med.Auct.(F)Mdn
» TCurragh 22nd Aug 4.10 Breast Cancer Research Debutante Stakes (Group 2)
» TCurragh 13th Sep 3.40 Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1)
» Spin lands her maiden after promising start
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.
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