NEWMARKET has been experiencing an icy blast over the past 24hours with snow and blizzards making it hard work for everyone. We are appreciative of all the work Jockey Club Estates do to ensure the gallops are in working order and to our staff who have to endure working in these Baltic conditions.
Despite the weather it has been a busy week at Phantom House Stables and there were pleasing performances from both Girl Squad and Still Waiting on the track.
Girl Squad put up an improved display to finish 4th in a 7f fillies’ maiden at Kempton on Tuesday, finishing strongly suggesting a win is around the corner.
This afternoon, Still Waiting came with a late rattle but was narrowly beaten into third in a mile handicap at Lingfield.
William said: “Girl Squad and Still Waiting both ran well and can hopefully have their day soon.”
Looking ahead, Port Paradise has been declared for a 2m Juvenile Hurdle at Fakenham. The son of Paco Boy was pulled-up on his hurdles debut at Warwick in early December but has subsequently schooled well on the Links and can hopefully shape with promise.
William added: “Port Paradise has done plenty of schooling and I am hopeful that he will run better in what looks a trappy contest.”