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), Ashoka (7/1, Sedgefield 31st Aug), Capri (3/1Fav, Doncaster 16th Sep), Clemmie (15/8Fav, Newmarket 30th Sep), Cracking Smart (4/7Fav, Punchestown 18th Oct), Eziyra (9/10Fav, Leopardstown 9th Sep), First Figaro (8/1, Killarney 26th Aug), High Language (5/1, Killarney 25th Aug), Lady Morel (13/2, Brighton 4th Sep), Magical (11/1, Curragh 20th Aug), Manuka (8/1, Ballinrobe 25th Jul), Mutadaffeq (15/8Fav, Pontefract 9th Aug), Rhododendron (7/1, Chantilly 1st Oct), Routes Choice (11/2, Sligo 27th Sep), Saxo Jack (7/1, Newton Abbot 2nd Sep), Sea Of Grace (8/11Fav, Haydock 12th Aug), Sexy Legs (10/1, Newcastle 29th Sep), Shamreen (9/1, Curragh 10th Sep), Sir John Lavery (5/2Fav, Cork 8th Aug), Unicorn (9/1, Downpatrick 13th Aug),

HorseTrackerTammy Wynette (IRE)

coloursUnconsidered in the market on debut and trapped wide from her wide draw but travelled like a good filly. Lack of a previous run appeared to tell inside the final furlong & looks sure to benefit from this experience.

HorseTrackerMy Snowdrop (IRE)

coloursEasy to back when making a promising debut at Gowran Park. Lost any advantage from her low draw when slowly away and last into the straight before switched out wide and came home well inside the final furlong. Should progress from this initial outing and win races.

HorseTrackerFridtjof Nansen (GB)

coloursNever threatened on debut at the Curragh, and didn't enjoy the clearest of passages, but came home in really taking fashion inside the final furlong. Sure to benefit from this experience and stays at least a mile.

HorseTrackerMinnie Haha (FR)

coloursNever involved after a tardy start but caught the eye when finishing strongly behind fellow newcomer Would You Believe in a six-furlong Curragh maiden. From the family of French 2000 Guineas winner Clodovil, and should appreciate a step up in trip.

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