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 (4/5Fav, Kilbeggan 5th Jun), Baily Cloud (8/1, Tramore 4th Jun), Baliyka (4/6Fav, Gowran Park 6th Jun), Black Sea (7/2, Leopardstown 10th Apr), Blow By Blow (14/1, Punchestown 27th Apr), Bravery (1/2Fav, Dundalk 18th Apr), Buzz Off Barroso (11/4Fav, Leopardstown 23rd Jun), Callender (5/2JFav, Navan 15th May), Claudio Monteverdi (4/5Fav, Leopardstown 6th Apr), Dixie Highway (9/4Fav, Ballinrobe 30th May), Even Song (15/8Fav, Royal Ascot 16th Jun), Glens Harmony (2/5Fav, Ballinrobe 30th May), In Salutem (10/3Fav, Navan 11th Jun), Lundy (6/5Fav, Leopardstown 8th May), Maneen (4/1Fav, Curragh 22nd May), Orangey Red (6/5, Sligo 1st May), Pandagreen (7/1, Leopardstown 23rd Jun), Presenting Percy (1/2Fav, Ballinrobe 15th Apr), Sea Swift (15/8Fav, Naas 22nd Jun), Shamreen (4/5Fav, Gowran Park 25th May), Simannka (7/2, Down Royal 18th Jun), The Gurkha (4/1, Deauville 15th May), The Tulip (3/1, Dundalk 15th Apr), Zhukova (11/10Fav, Naas 11th May),

Laoch Na Mi (IRE)

Obviously had some training issues but made a very encouraging belated debut at the Curragh on Derby weekend. Came home strongly to divide an 85-rated winner and a well-fancied newcomer, and looks sure to win races.

Savannah Storm (GB)

Cost 300,000gns as a foal and the full-brother to high-class miler Dubawi Gold should win races judged on his belated debut at the Curragh. Form looks solid with all the right horses around him, and hails from a yard that invariably progress well from an initial outing.

Sea Of Grace (IRE)

Showed her inexperience on debut when running quite freely but stayed on admirably well close home in a fillies maiden that often works out well. Looks sure to improve with racing, and should appreciate at least 1m2f in time.

Rhododendron (IRE)

Beautifully bred filly out of a multiple Group 1 and classic winning dam, and she could well live up to her pedigree judged on a very promising debut at the Curragh. Looks sure to progress, and should stay at least a mile.

An Duine Uasal (IRE)

A sound surface appears to be important to this fellow who won an early season juvenile maiden last year, and returned to form when finishing strongly at Navan. Now that his stamina is proven over a mile it opens up more options.

Stand Up And Fight (IRE)

Promising debut when beating all bar the odds-on favourite in a 20-runner maiden hurdle at Navan. Came home strongly up the hill and should be suited by an extra half-mile. Looks the type to do well over fences in time.