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 — All The Answers (12/1, Cork 18th Nov), Bitsandpieces (16/10, Cork 18th Nov), Blow By Blow (4/7Fav, Galway 28th Oct), Dinons (4/6Fav, Cheltenham 27th Oct), First Figaro (5/1, Hereford 19th Nov), Fuwairt (4/1, Cork 10th Oct), Jetz (4/1, Navan 25th Nov), Lethal Promise (8/1, Fairyhouse 24th Sep), Magical (5/1, Ascot 20th Oct), Playa Del Puente (5/4Fav, Dundalk 12th Oct), Raynama (10/11Fav, Dundalk 9th Nov), Ruby Gates (8/1, Wolverhampton 21st Nov), Tell Me Annie (5/2, Fairyhouse 6th Nov),

HorseTrackerTake Revenge (IRE)

coloursMade all in a Ballyragget point-to-point and again set the pace when beating all bar the smart Tornado Flyer in an 18-runner 2m4f Punchestown maiden hurdle. Looks sure to win a similar event and make his mark over fences in time.

HorseTrackerDancing On My Own (IRE)

coloursWell-bred gelding who showed some promise on debut at Cork and made a very pleasing reappearance in a 29-runner two-mile maiden hurdle at Navan. Finished strongly to beat all bar well-regarded winner, and has the size and scope to progress. Should appreciate a step up in trip.

HorseTrackerGrandmaster Flash (IRE)

coloursWell-fancied on debut and drew clear with more experienced fellow joint-favourite when runner-up over 7f at Dundalk. Looks sure to win a maiden at this venue and should appreciate a step up in trip.

HorseTrackerMunfallet (IRE)

coloursWon six times, all when making the running over six furlongs, in England and made a bright start on his Irish debut at Dundalk when coming home well under tender handling over a mile. Still on a reasonable mark despite 7lb hike for that run, and his trainer does well with a small string.

HorseTrackerEntoucas (FR)

coloursWon a 3yo bumper in France and made a pleasing start for current connections over hurdles at Gowran Park where he raced quite keenly and made a few mistakes. Sure to benefit from that experience.

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