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Tom Weekes’s Ones To Watch

Tom Weekes
Tom Weekes
Tom Weekes shares his thoughts on runners which have recently caught his attention.

Recent Whispers Winners — Aarons Day (3/1Fav, Naas 29th Jan), Any Second Now (5/4Fav, Navan 20th Mar), Arctician (5/1, Kempton 8th Mar), Brides Hill (7/2, Thurles 23rd Feb), Magic Daze (9/4, Naas 11th Feb), Verdant Place (5/2Fav, Punchestown 19th Feb), Walk With Paul (11/10Fav, Limerick 31st Jan),

HorseTrackerUnless (USA)

coloursHas shown an ability to handle testing ground and having run well on seasonal reappearance on March 25 (behind a 102-rated winner), should win an upcoming maiden.

HorseTrackerFactual Fact (FR)

coloursA half-brother to a Listed flat winner, he showed plenty pace to win on debut and looks smart.

HorseTrackerHypotenus (GB)

coloursA well bred and capable French flat import, he ran a fine race on debut in a Grade 3 hurdle at Fairyhouse on February 26.

HorseTrackerAtlantian (IRE)

coloursRan a fine race on handicap debut on February 12 and is unexposed for handicaps.

HorseTrackerAscending Lark (GB)

coloursOut of a successful and well-bred dam, she bumped into a smart winner with point-to-point experience when running very well on her debut at Cork in January.

HorseTrackerBirdie Or Bust (IRE)

coloursRan a fine race on debut at Tramore, finishing well behind a very well touted Willie Mullins-trained winner. Should progress into being a capable type.

HorseTrackerBrides Hill (IRE)

coloursProgressed well over hurdles and has smart fences form, having chased home Journey With Me on December 20.

HorseTrackerVerdant Place (IRE)

coloursFinished well on handicap debut at Punchestown on November 29 and should comfortably better his rating in time.

HorseTrackerBeyond Ambitious (IRE)

coloursGrade 3-placed in a Punchestown festival bumper, she returned to form when second over hurdles at Thurles on October 20.