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), Blue De Vega (6/1, Chelmsford City 16th Aug), Dancing On My Own (8/13Fav, Wexford 27th Oct), 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), 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), Southern France (5/2Fav, Curragh 16th Aug), The Granson (7/1, Tramore 15th Aug), 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),

HorseTrackerSo Suave (IRE)

Unfancied 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.

HorseTrackerGin Blossom (IRE)

Half-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.

HorseTrackerMazara (IRE)

Bit 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)

By 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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