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), Fridtjof Nansen (16/10, Curragh 23rd Aug), Goddess (4/1CFav, Curragh 30th Aug), 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), Ruby Gates (5/1, Wolverhampton 31st Aug), So Suave (10/11Fav, Dundalk 6th Nov), Up Helly Aa (11/4Fav, Cork 1st Oct), Valentina Lady (5/1, Naas 9th Nov), Vatican City (1/2Fav, Dundalk 30th Oct), Winner Takes Itall (8/11Fav, Listowel 14th Sep),

HorseTrackerCherif De L'isle (FR)

coloursVery lightly-raced French hurdle winner, and reappearing after a near two year's absence when catching the eye on first outing for current connections. Kept on well in the straight to take third in a 2m6f Navan handicap, and looks well capable of landing something similar off this mark.

HorseTrackerHieroglyphic (GB)

coloursHalf-sister to three winners at a mile and out of a sister to the great Dubai Millennium. Kept on well from off the pace when filling the runner-up berth on debut at Dundalk. The yard's runners invariably progress well from an initial run.

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.

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.

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