Alan Magee's Ones To Watch
Alan Magee Alan Magee shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.
Recent Whispers Winners Captain Joy (5/4Fav, Dundalk 1st Mar), Competitive Edge (13/2, Gowran Park 9th Mar), Fairylike (4/1, Dundalk 15th Mar), Ghaamer (1/3Fav, Cork 10th May), Hanky Panky (6/4Fav, Naas 15th May), In Salutem (2/1, Dundalk 3rd May), Mazandaran (2/5Fav, Dundalk 15th Mar), Morning Assembly (14/1, Punchestown 24th Apr), Nabat Ali (9/2, Dundalk 10th Apr), Royal Flight (4/1, Fairyhouse 27th Feb), Shershewill (5/2Fav, Downpatrick 10th May), The Mighty Milan (3/1, Fairyhouse 1st Apr),
Progressive sort in staying handicap hurdles last year, and switched to fences on reappearance at Punchestown. Shaped well when staying on into fifth in a high quality beginners event, and sure to benefit from the experience. Looks well capable of chasing success over three miles, and seems best on a decent surface.
Showed some promise on the Flat in France without winning and noted staying on in maiden hurdles for new connections this year. Should stay beyond two miles and will be of interest in handicap company.
Made a very pleasing debut at Dundalk considering his staying pedigree. By Westerner and a half-brother to Group 3 winner Tannery, who was also successful in Listed company over 1m3f. He looks sure to benefit from this kind introduction, and progress considerably when upped in distance.
» Salutem gains deserved success
Had a lovely introductory run in a mares maiden hurdle at Navan, jumping well and staying on steadily in the straight to beat all bar favourite Kates Benefit in a 17-runner two-mile event. Looks sure to progress from this outing and bred to appreciate an extra half-mile. Should be capable of winning a mares maiden.
Useful juvenile hurdler last term including runner-up in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham. Successful on the Flat at Dundalk and promising effort when staying on late in 2m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown before unluckily brought down in the Martin Pipe Conditional when returning to the Cheltenham Festival. Suited by a sound surface and looks capable of landing a decent handicap hurdle from 2m to 2m4f.
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Completed a hat-trick in staying handicaps hurdle/chases last summer and difficult task on reappearance over inadequate trip at Leopardstown (2m2f conditions hurdle). Noted staying on from rear in the straight. Appears best on a decent surface.
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