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 (11/4Fav, Galway 4th Aug), Arthur's Kingdom (11/10Fav, Gowran Park 14th Oct), Blue De Vega (6/1, Chelmsford City 16th Aug), Dinons (5/4Fav, Limerick 13th Oct), Encapsulation (9/2, Ayr 19th Sep), Even So (5/4Fav, Gowran Park 26th Sep), Fridtjof Nansen (16/10, Curragh 23rd Aug), Goddess (4/1CFav, Curragh 30th Aug), Hasanabad (6/1, Galway 2nd Aug), Heliac (5/1, Dundalk 11th Oct), Il Paradiso (11/10Fav, Curragh 21st Jul), Innisfree (4/6Fav, Curragh 29th Sep), Istoria (5/2Fav, Gowran Park 26th Sep), Jett (22/1, Punchestown 16th Oct), Latrobe (9/10Fav, Leopardstown 8th Aug), Lovee Dovee (5/1, Curragh 28th Sep), Magical (11/10Fav, Leopardstown 14th Sep), Minnie Haha (4/1, Gowran Park 27th Jul), Mr Smith (4/9Fav, Roscommon 6th Aug), Ordinary World (1/2Fav, Ballinrobe 20th Sep), Penny Out (8/1, Limerick 13th Oct), Romantic Proposal (5/1, Cork 1st Oct), Ruby Gates (5/1, Wolverhampton 31st Aug), Southern France (5/2Fav, Curragh 16th Aug), The Granson (7/1, Tramore 15th Aug), Up Helly Aa (11/4Fav, Cork 1st Oct), Winner Takes Itall (8/11Fav, Listowel 14th Sep),

HorseTrackerSo Suave (IRE)

coloursUnfancied when making a really eye-catching debut over an extended five furlongs at Navan, coming from well off the pace and finishing with a flourish. Bred to stay a lot further and looks sure to win races.

HorseTrackerVatican City (IRE)

coloursRegally bred as a Galileo full-brother to Guineas winners Gleneagles and Marvellous, and caught the eye on debut at Newmarket when staying on strongly from well off the pace after meeting some interference. Looks sure to progress.

HorseTrackerGin Blossom (IRE)

coloursHalf-sister to useful sprinter Garrus but stayed a mile well on testing ground when finishing with a flourish on debut in a 23-runner Curragh auction maiden. Passed most of her rivals inside the final 1 1/2f and looks sure to win a similar event.

HorseTrackerFame And Acclaim (IRE)

coloursNever threatened on debut in 7f Curragh maiden but stayed on well inside the final furlong to take third close home. Looks sure to benefit from this experience, and should stay at least a mile in time.

HorseTrackerMazara (IRE)

coloursBit slow from stalls on debut in 7f fillies maiden at Naas but threading a path between horses when the door was shut inside the final quarter mile. Eating up the ground again in the closing stages to take third, and looks sure to land a similar event. Should stay at least a mile.

HorseTrackerEnnistymon (IRE)

coloursBy Galileo out of the Listed race winning dam Lahinch, who has already produced six winners including Group 3 scorer The Bogberry. Ran much better than her finishing position would suggest when denied a clear run for most of the closing quarter mile on debut at the Curragh. Likely to progress with racing, and should stay a mile plus in time.

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