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Phoenix Ladies Syndicate buy into Ghostwriter

Phoenix Ladies Syndicate buy into Ghostwriter

Entering into to partnership with Mrs Fung for the first time, Phoenix Ladies Syndicate has purchased a significant share in debut winner Ghostwriter.

Identified and purchased at the 2019 Magic Millions Yearling Sale by Aquis Managing Director Shane McGrath and the Aquis selection team, the Annabel Neasham trained colt justified that faith with his classy debut victory. The son of I Am Invincible turned plenty of heads with his impressive strong-running performance at Doomben to get his career off to the perfect start. The success puts the colt firmly on his way towards the 2020 Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic where the all-ladies team of Mrs Fung, Neasham and ‘PLS’ will be eyeing the bonus for the highest finishing female-owned runner. That’s a prize Mrs Fung is very familiar with, having shared in the ownership of the past three winners of the lucrative incentive.

For their part Phoenix Ladies have enjoyed success in Australia, most recently with Tapit filly Outflank scoring at Ballarat earlier this month. Initially, set-up to raise the profile of female participation in racing in their native UAE, ‘PLS’ has since expanded that ‘mission’ into Europe, the US and Australia enjoying winners and high-profile results in each of those jurisdictions.  

Syndicate principal Pamela Cordina said:

“Ghostwriter is an extremely exciting colt to be involved with and we are very grateful to Mrs Fung for the opportunity to join her in partnership for the journey ahead. 

“He was very impressive on debut and we are sure there is plenty more to come. He has some exciting targets and with everything being well, we look forward to taking a shot at the Magic Millions. 

“We’re also delighted to have a horse with Annabel who has made, as we knew she would, a fantastic start to her career. The idea behind PLS was always to promote female participation in Racing so to join together behind this talented colt, in this all-ladies team, is something special. We are very excited about the future.”

From the family of High Chapperal and a half-brother to three winners, Ghostwriter’s pedigree is littered with high-profile black-type winning names. The likes of Black Bear Island and Casterton are found on nearby branches of his family tree while multiple Group One winner Fancy Blue is also a prominent relation.