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 — Antique Platinum (2/5Fav, Galway 29th Jul), Behana (7/2JFav, Galway 9th Sep), Bell Of The Ball (7/1, Ballinrobe 26th Aug), Carla Bianca (5/4Fav, Curragh 31st Aug), Cocoon (4/1, Listowel 15th Sep), Golden Ticket (12/1, Killarney 17th Jul), Harrison's Cave (12/1, Ayr 18th Sep), Hi Emperor (6/1, Curragh 19th Jul), Johnnys Legacy (11/4JFav, Fontwell 14th Aug), Manalapan (4/5Fav, Down Royal 25th Jul), Notable Graduate (3/1Fav, Down Royal 12th Sep), Royal Flight (13/8, Killarney 21st Aug), Shell House (10/11Fav, Down Royal 25th Jul), Taglietelle (8/15Fav, Perth 9th Sep), Tarfasha (11/10Fav, Curragh 14th Sep), The Parishioner (10/11Fav, Bellewstown 6th Jul), Tom's Article (11/8Fav, Navan 27th Sep), Totally Dominant (8/13Fav, Bellewstown 6th Jul), What Lies Ahead (9/2, Ballinrobe 21st Jul), Windsor Park (2/7Fav, Gowran Park 3rd Sep), Zand (14/1, Strasbourg 28th Sep),

Aloft (IRE)

Nicely bred colt by Galileo out of the speedy Dietrich which makes him a half-brother to seven winners. Very pleasing debut at Gowran Park when staying on late from a very wide draw and not enjoying the clearest of runs in the straight. Sure to benefit from this experience.

Stellar Glow (IRE)

Half-sister to Group 1 Phoenix Stakes winner Alfred Nobel and made eye-catching debut in Leopardstown maiden on Champions Weekend. Didn't enjoy clear run in the straight but finished strongly behind Tamadhor. Will be suited by a mile and should stay further in time.

Tom's Article (IRE)

Downpatrick bumper winner and, after disappointing at the same venue when switched to hurdles, showed that running to be all wrong when staying on well into second behind the useful Tandem in a 2m Navan maiden. Should stay 2m4f & handles good ground well.

Pour Deux (IRE)

Closely related to Derby hero Pour Moi and made a pleasing debut at the Curragh when keeping on well into third behind surprise winner Run The Red Light. Looks sure to progress from this experience, and will be suited by a mile plus.

Tomorrow Morning (IRE)

Unconsidered on debut in a Tipperary auction maiden but plenty to like about staying on fourth which also caught the eye of the stewards. Lame post-race and also reportedly coming in season adds further merit to the performance. Will stay at least a mile.

Awesome Star (IRE)

Took plenty of time to find top gear on belated debut at the Curragh before finishing really strongly, and fourth horse has won since. Sure to benefit from that experience and should stay 1m4f.

Shorana (IRE)

Hails from family that has produced plenty of black type winners, and showed promise on debut at the Curragh in a race that has been working out nicely. Poorly drawn and needed to be switched under two furlongs out but came home really well. Should stay at least ten furlongs.

Copy Print (IRE)

Totally ignored in the market on debut at Punchestown but showed plenty of promise in 25-runner bumper. Passed over half the field in the straight and sure to benefit from the experience.