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 — Arthur's Kingdom (11/10Fav, Gowran Park 14th Oct), Dancing On My Own (8/13Fav, Wexford 27th Oct), Debuchet (2/1Fav, Fairyhouse 19th Nov), Dinons (5/4Fav, Limerick 13th Oct), Encapsulation (9/2, Ayr 19th Sep), Even So (5/4Fav, Gowran Park 26th Sep), Frankly All Talk (5/1JFav, Punchestown 8th Dec), Grandmaster Flash (6/4Fav, Dundalk 15th Nov), Hazel Bay (7/2, Dundalk 25th Oct), Heliac (5/1, Dundalk 11th Oct), Innisfree (4/6Fav, Curragh 29th Sep), Istoria (5/2Fav, Gowran Park 26th Sep), Jett (22/1, Punchestown 16th Oct), Love Locket (2/1Fav, Naas 20th Oct), Lovee Dovee (5/1, Curragh 28th Sep), Magical (1/1Fav, Ascot 19th Oct), Maria Christina (9/2, Naas 3rd Nov), Mount Ida (6/4JFav, Galway 27th Oct), Munfallet (9/2, Dundalk 6th Nov), Ordinary World (1/2Fav, Ballinrobe 20th Sep), Penny Out (8/1, Limerick 13th Oct), Playa Del Puente (2.7, Happy Valley 23rd Oct), Right Honourable (30, Happy Valley 23rd Oct), Romantic Proposal (5/1, Cork 1st Oct), Royal Highness (2/1Fav, Dundalk 13th Dec), So Suave (10/11Fav, Dundalk 6th Nov), The Storyteller (6/1, Clonmel 5th Dec), Up Helly Aa (11/4Fav, Cork 1st Oct), Valentina Lady (5/1, Naas 9th Nov), Vatican City (1/2Fav, Dundalk 30th Oct),

HorseTrackerWild Atlantic Lady (GB)

coloursAttracted the attention of the stewards when staying on into mid-division on debut in a Cork maiden hurdle and finished strongly from well off the pace when switched to a bumper at Limerick. Has only raced on testing ground and looks well capable of winning races.

HorseTrackerFrankly All Talk (IRE)

coloursWon over fences at Clonmel last season and shaped really well despite running freely on reappearance in 3m Tipperary handicap hurdle. Subsequently shade unlucky to fall when upsides Rocky's Silver (raised 11lb for that win) two out in 2m6f Punchestown handicap chase. Generally a sound jumper and appears fairly treated both over hurdles and fences.

HorseTrackerBuddy Rich (IRE)

coloursShowed promise on bumper debut for Bill Farrell and, following a 19-month absence, again when switched to hurdles by current connections at Punchestown finishing strongly behind Cavalry Master. Obviously had training problems and has only raced on soft ground but looks well capable of winning races.

HorseTrackerDreamingandhoping (IRE)

coloursThrown in the deep end on debut in a Listed mares' bumper at Navan and belied odds of 66/1 when beating all bar the smart short-priced favourite Bigbadandbeautiful. Put distance between herself and the remainder and looks a promising sort.

HorseTrackerAlgeria (IRE)

coloursCheaply bought gelding but showed plenty of promise on debut at Dundalk. Never really threatened after starting slowly from a wide draw but came home strongly to beat all bar hot favourite So Suave. Looks sure to benefit from this experience and win races.

THE IRISH TIMES