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 (6/1, Killarney 14th Jul), Baily Cloud (12/1, Killarney 18th Aug), Best In The World (12/1, Cork 2nd Aug), Botany Bay (3/1JFav, Leopardstown 7th Jul), Callender (11/4JFav, Navan 3rd Sep), Capri (8/11Fav, Curragh 25th Sep), Eziyra (5/4Fav, Curragh 25th Sep), Hudson's Bay (2/1JFav, Limerick 3rd Jul), In Salutem (9/2Fav, Ascot 6th Aug), Laoch Na Mi (5/4Fav, Leopardstown 4th Aug), Manuka (6/1, Bellewstown 2nd Jul), Muraabit (11/4Fav, Newbury 16th Sep), Rhododendron (11/8Fav, Curragh 21st Aug), Right Honourable (5/4Fav, Galway 25th Jul), Sailors Warn (11/4Fav, Stratford 11th Aug), Savannah Storm (4/9Fav, Roscommon 4th Jul), Sea Of Grace (7/2, Curragh 28th Aug), Sea Swift (7/4Fav, Sligo 3rd Aug), Shamreen (2/1, Curragh 11th Sep), Sikandarabad (10/11Fav, Galway 26th Jul), The Gurkha (11/8Fav, Goodwood 27th Jul), Zhukova (5/2, Leopardstown 10th Sep),

HorseTrackerAneen (IRE)

coloursHalf-sister to Awtaad and well-fancied on debut in a valuable fillies maiden at Leopardstown that often throws up decent types. Unpromising position at halfway but came home strongly in the straight. Obviously held in good regard & looks sure to win races.

HorseTrackerPetticoat (GB)

coloursNever involved in a valuable fillies maiden on debut at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend but stayed on in encouraging fashion in the closing stages. Looks sure to benefit from the experience and should appreciate 1m2f in time.

HorseTrackerKissing Bubbles (IRE)

coloursMade an eye-catching debut when coming from off the pace at Navan. Met interference over two furlongs out before finishing well under a considerate ride. Stays at least a mile and looks sure to progress.

HorseTrackerSolar Halo (USA)

coloursPlenty to like about debut at the Cuuragh considering 6f is likely to be too sharp for this filly from the family of Derby winner Kris Kin. Looks sure to progress when upped in trip.

HorseTrackerFalling Leaves (IRE)

coloursBeautifully bred filly by Galileo out of the Moyglare and Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Again. Got the hang of things in the closing stages when staying on nicely on debut in a fillies maiden at Galway. Looks sure to benefit from the experience.

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