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 — A Hardy Nailer (7/1, Navan 9th Dec), Balbir Du Mathan (14/1, Navan 26th Nov), Benie Des Dieux (8/13Fav, Carlisle 3rd Dec), Blast Of Koeman (3/1JFav, Fairyhouse 15th Nov), Blow By Blow (1/3Fav, Navan 17th Dec), Captain Joy (7/2, Dundalk 12th Jan), Cracking Smart (5/4Fav, Cork 5th Nov), Danse Rouge (20/11, Hannover 29th Oct), Folsom Blue (10/1, Clonmel 16th Nov), General Brook (15/2, Kempton 16th Jan), Glens Harmony (4/9Fav, Thurles 26th Oct), Hareth (8/1, Navan 20th Jan), Jett (2/1, Thurles 30th Nov), Jetz (4/1, Fairyhouse 7th Nov), Presenting Percy (7/2JFav, Fairyhouse 3rd Dec), Right Honourable (34, Happy Valley 20th Dec), Stooshie (7/2, Down Royal 26th Dec), Sutton Place (4/6Fav, Fairyhouse 1st Jan), Taglietelle (9/4Fav, Punchestown 18th Nov), The Storyteller (11/4, Fairyhouse 2nd Dec),

HorseTrackerBanksoftheshannon (GB)

coloursSeemed to appreciate better ground and a step up in trip when beating all bar Sparky Stowaway in a 26-runner handicap hurdle at the Leopardstown Christmas meeting. Didn't enjoy the clearest of runs and also made a mistake at the last but kept on well in the closing stages. Should be suited by at least 2m4f.

HorseTrackerNoivo (IRE)

coloursProgressed nicely from debut and appreciated step up in trip when beating all bar the useful Theobald. Should have little difficulty winning a maiden at Dundalk over the winter.

HorseTrackerThe Holy One (IRE)

coloursWon only point-to-point start & made a promising debut under rules when beating all bar the hot favourite in a winners' bumper at Punchestown. Looks sure to win a bumper & progress over jumps in time.

HorseTrackerPortally Cove (IRE)

coloursStable second string when making a pleasing debut at Dundalk, she kept on well in the closing stages and looks sure to benefit from this experience. Should have no trouble staying a mile.

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