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 — Blue De Vega (12/1, Ascot 27th Jul), Bluegrass Princess (5/2Fav, Ballinrobe 28th Aug), Bongiorno (13/2, Roscommon 3rd Sep), Dabiyr (9/10Fav, Gowran Park 15th Aug), Dinons (1/7Fav, Perth 27th Sep), Eziyra (11/8Fav, Curragh 16th Sep), Fuwairt (4/1, Cork 10th Oct), General Brook (6/5Fav, Chepstow 27th Jul), Lethal Promise (8/1, Fairyhouse 24th Sep), Magical (5/1, Ascot 20th Oct), Mulligatawny (5/2Fav, Ripon 28th Aug), Persian Lion (3/1Fav, Leopardstown 9th Aug), Playa Del Puente (5/4Fav, Dundalk 12th Oct), Right Honourable (2.8, Happy Valley 12th Sep), Ruby Gates (12/1, Wolverhampton 23rd Aug), Sydney Opera House (5/4Fav, Curragh 1st Sep), Trethias (5/2, Curragh 31st Aug),

HorseTrackerMaria Christina (IRE)

coloursReally caught the eye on debut at Leopardstown in a 20-runner fillies maiden when finishing strongly behind much better fancied stable-companion Lightning Amber. Stays at least a mile and looks sure to win races.

HorseTrackerSinger (GB)

coloursBy Oasis Dream and out of a 1m2f Listed winner, this Juddmonte home-bred was easy to back on debut at the Curragh but finished well after being outpaced over a furlong out. Stays at least a mile and likely to benefit from this outing.

HorseTrackerPeruvian Lily (FR)

coloursNever really involved from an unfavourable low draw on debut in a 20-runner Curragh maiden but came home well over six furlongs. Bred to get further and should progress from this initial run.

HorseTrackerBruce Wayne (IRE)

coloursNever involved on debut at the Curragh after blowing the start but indicated plenty of ability when keeping on well behind the impressive Ten Sovereigns. Sure to benefit from this experience.

HorseTrackerClarendon Street (IRE)

coloursCost €35,000 at Goffs Landrover Sale & finished strongly after being given plenty to do on debut in a Punchestown bumper. Plenty of stamina in his pedigree & should progress with racing.

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