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 (7/2, Sandown 23rd Aug), Dawn Rising (2/9Fav, Limerick 29th Jun), Erins Benefit (13/8Fav, Bellewstown 25th Aug), Even So (10/1, Curragh 18th Jul), Fame And Acclaim (8/13Fav, Punchestown 3rd Sep), Federica Sophia (5/6Fav, Leopardstown 31st Jul), Gin Blossom (11/10Fav, Leopardstown 16th Jul), Hasanabad (10/11Fav, Southwell 3rd Sep), Isotope (5/4Fav, Wexford 5th Sep), Lynwood Gold (13/2, Curragh 10th Jul), Magical (9/2, Leopardstown 12th Sep), Munfallet (18/10, Leopardstown 23rd Jul), Myrcella (5/2, Killarney 19th Aug), Penny Out (13/8, Tramore 13th Aug), Pronouncement (6/4Fav, Naas 24th Jun), Romantic Proposal (11/2, Curragh 18th Jul), Run For Oscar (1/3Fav, Killarney 15th Jul), The Storyteller (6/5, Galway 7th Sep), Tullybeg (1/2Fav, Bellewstown 4th Jul), Wilderness (11/4Fav, Leopardstown 11th Jul), Wind N Grass (7.8, Happy Valley 8th Jul), Zawara (9/4, Naas 3rd Aug),

HorseTrackerBaseman (GB)

coloursBy Kingman and from a Juddmonte family that Dermot Weld has done well with in the past. Fancied on debut at Tipperary and came home strongly when just failing to peg back the odds-on favourite. Looks sure to win a maiden before going on to better things.

HorseTrackerPowerful Out (IRE)

coloursWell-supported on debut and showed the confidence wasn't misplaced in a winners' bumper for mares at Punchestown. Really put it up to the favourite in the straight and the form looks solid as the pair drew clear of the remainder.

HorseTrackerAgrimony (GB)

coloursUnfancied on debut at Punchestown but showed plenty of potential, making good headway in the straight and keeping on well behind the odds-on favourite. Looks sure to progress and well capable of a maiden success.

HorseTrackerMake Good (IRE)

coloursWon twice on the Flat in the UK and made up considerable ground inside the final half-mile when runner-up in a Galway maiden on just his second hurdle start. Appears to handle varying ground conditions and looks well capable of winning over hurdles.

HorseTrackerEbeneezer Perry (GB)

coloursCost 80,000 at Doncaster as a yearling and shaped well on debut from a wide draw at Leopardstown. Took a while to get going in the straight but the penny really started to drop in the closing stages and looks sure to benefit from this experience. Stays at least 7f.

HorseTrackerSundance Star (IRE)

coloursSprint handicapper winning for Ken Condon at Dundalk last year. Unfancied on first outing for new connections after a 12 months absence at the Curragh and kept on late after not enjoying a clear run. Lame afterwards and hopefully can recover to take advantage of current mark.

HorseTrackerMe Too Please (IRE)

coloursDecent Flat pedigree from the family of classic winners Love Divine and Sixties Icon but has the physique to prosper over jumps. Looks well capable of a bumper success in the interim judged on promising debut at Thurles when staying on strongly from off the pace.

HorseTrackerGoodnightngodbless (IRE)

coloursWon twice in 3m handicap hurdles on good ground and, following three outings over inadequate trips over fences, came home well on handicap chase debut over 2m4f at Thurles. Looks reasonably treated when stepping up in distance.

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