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Bosham strikes again

BOSHAM made it two wins from his last two starts when taking a six furlong handicap at Brighton yesterday evening. The son of Shamardal won at Kempton earlier this month and showed that he is still progressing with a game victory under Darren Egan. Bosham raced enthusiastically in the early stages but Egan soon had [...]

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Upcoming runners at Phantom House

ALL at Phantom House were delighted to see Argent Knight get his head in front at Sandown last week.  William has been pleased with him since that victory and has earmarked a 2m handicap at Newmarket on 10 August as his next possible assignment. Looking ahead this week, Dumbarton Rock makes his seasonal debut in [...]

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William delivers for Doctor Jim

ARGENT Knight showed great tenacity to win a 1m6f handicap at Sandown yesterday evening.   Dr Jim Walker’s son of Sir Percy was winning for the second time having scored at Nottingham in May. Following that Nottingham win he has twice finished second and was last seen when an unlucky fourth at Haydock. Dr Jim is [...]

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Phantom House news

AFTER a busy time last week it is set to be a quiet few days on the runners’ front, but all at Phantom House are looking forward to Newmarket’s ‘July Week.’ William said: “This is always a fun week to be in Newmarket with top quality racing and the sales at Tattersalls attracting people from [...]

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Bosham strikes at Kempton

BOSHAM gained a first career win when taking a six-furlong handicap at Kempton yesterday evening. The son of Shamardal was suited by the switch to all-weather and was given a good ride by promising apprentice, Michael J M Murphy. Surge Ahead set a solid tempo up front and Murphy settled Bosham on the heels of [...]

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Reserves policy needs addressing

LAST week the Phantom House team had been looking forward to Jodies Jem taking up his engagement in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot. He missed the cut for this contest but was the first reserve to get a run. The deadline is 9am at the 24hour stage and unfortunately there were no scratchings at [...]

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William pays tribute to Sir Henry Cecil

“I was so very sad on hearing that Sir Henry Cecil had passed away yesterday. I had an extremely enjoyable five years working for him from 1979-84 and it was a privilege to be part of such a successful team. “Henry always had time to help. He was very good to me from the time [...]

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Runners past and runners ahead

THE flat season is now in full swing and all at Phantom House were delighted to see Carazam win at Sandown on Saturday. The son of Azamour won a competitive mile handicap in the hands of Dane O’Neill. William said: “Carazam has come out of the race well. He took a while to adjust to [...]

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