THE Phantom House team are looking forward to having a handful of runners over the next few days.
On Friday, the David Batten-owned Fang lines up in a 6f handicap at York. The son of Lawman has failed to fire on his two starts so far this season but a return to his best form from 2016 would see him be competitive. William said: “Fang seems in good form at home and I have been happy with his training. He has been dropped a little in the weights which should help and if he can return to his best form, I think he could run well under Paul Hanagan.”
At Newmarket, Miss Pacific makes her handicap debut in the mile fillies’ handicap. The daughter of Bated Breath, owned by Kevin Hickman, has shown promise in maidens and should run a nice race. William added: “Miss Pacific is a well-bred filly who has progressed with every start. She starts handicapping off a mark of 65 which I hope is workable and Silvestre de Sousa rides.”
On Saturday, Juanito Chico lines up in the valuable mile handicap for three-year-olds at Ascot. Owned by Tony Verrier, the son of Pour Moi won at Epsom’s Derby meeting before finishing placed at Newmarket and Ascot subsequently.
He, too, will be ridden by Silvestre De Sousa and faces ten rivals. William said: “Juanito Chico is a progressive three-year-old who has run well all season. As a result, he has gone up plenty in the weights but he remains in good form and I hope there is more to come from him. He has a good record at the track and should be competitive in what is a notoriously strong race.”