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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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Runners this week

IT seems that summer has finally arrived in Newmarket just in time for the start of the July Course season on Friday. The Phantom House team is hoping to have a few runners this week starting will Cavalieri who lines up in a 1m2f handicap at Ripon tomorrow. The son of Oratorio is making his [...]

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Ashdown Lad wins by a whisker

ASHDOWN Lad secured a second career success when winning a 1m4f handicap by the narrowest of margins at Leicester this afternoon. The son of Sir Percy was second at Nottingham last time out and Paul Hanagan produced him on the line to win this competitive event. Paul settled Ashdown Lad towards the rear. He was [...]

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Duo head to Sandown

ARGENT Knight and Jodies Jem have been declared for races at Sandown tomorrow evening. The former, owned by Dr Jim Walker, tackles a 1m6f handicap. A son of Sir Percy, Argent Knight won on his handicap debut at Nottingham earlier this month but has been raised 7lb in the handicap for that success. William said: [...]

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