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 — Alcatraz (9/2, Curragh 9th Jun), Bee A Beneficiary (12/1, Kilbeggan 20th Jul), Blue De Vega (12/1, Ascot 27th Jul), Dabiyr (9/10Fav, Gowran Park 15th Aug), Dinons (5/6Fav, Roscommon 7th Aug), Ejayteekay (8/1, Cork 13th Jul), Eziyra (9/4JFav, Leopardstown 9th Aug), General Brook (6/5Fav, Chepstow 27th Jul), Goddess (1/2Fav, Leopardstown 12th Jul), Kuraka (14/1, Leopardstown 25th May), Latrobe (14/1, Curragh 30th Jun), Lethal Promise (4/11Fav, Naas 18th Jun), Magical (5/4Fav, Curragh 22nd Jul), Mutadaffeq (11/8Fav, Ripon 16th Jul), My Snowdrop (7/1, Listowel 3rd Jun), Persian Lion (3/1Fav, Leopardstown 9th Aug), Petticoat (7/2JFav, Curragh 30th Jun), Waitaki (10/1, Fairyhouse 15th Jun),

HorseTrackerDabiyr (IRE)

coloursWell-backed favourite on debut at Galway and ran with plenty of credit when beating all bar Burning Question. The penny only really started to drop in the closing stages and should learn plenty from this experience.

HorseTrackerHeliac (GB)

coloursGer Lyons has been boosted by a nice group of juveniles from Khalid Abdullah this year, and this daughter of Champs Elysees looks another nice prospect. She was well supported but didn't enjoy much luck in running before flying home in the closing stages. Should progress from this run and bred to stay further in time.

HorseTrackerSydney Opera House (GB)

coloursHalf-brother to four winners including Melbourne Cup hero Rekindling, and was given a nice introduction when coming home strongly in a Curragh maiden. Looks sure to benefit from this experience and appreciate 1m4f in time.

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.

HorseTrackerHazel Bay (IRE)

coloursWell-bred filly being a half-sister to high class performers Youmzain and Creachadoir and ran a cracker when thrown in the deep end on debut at Navan. Stayed on nicely up the hill to beat all bar Mary Tudor in 1m2f Listed race, and looks sure to progress with further experience.

HorseTrackerHasanabad (IRE)

coloursMade a pleasing start in a 1m2f Naas maiden when keeping on in third behind a couple of decent colts. Looks sure to progress from this experience and should stay further in time.

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