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Imperial Merlin

Horse Form Profile

Age: 5 years

Trainer: John Quinn

Owner: Imperial Racing & John Blackburn

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

29th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 4

14:13 Kelso

Imperial Merlin

11st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: John Quinn

Won good-ground Sedgefield bumper in the spring and began hurdling career with easy wins at Catterick (2m3f, soft) and Newcastle (2m6f, good to soft) this autumn; faces tougher assignment under 12lb penalty but we don't yet know the limit of his ability.

5/4

1st

1

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:52 Newcastle

Imperial Merlin

11st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: John Quinn

Showed promise in bumpers, winning his second one when odds-on at Sedgefield (good) in April; looked useful when the easy 17l winner of a Catterick novices' contest (2m3f, soft) on last month's hurdling debut; should improve again up in trip and will be hard to beat under a penalty.

4/5

1st

5

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:30 Catterick

Imperial Merlin

11st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: John Quinn

Promising bumper debut in March and little trouble landing short odds in weak contest the following month; half-brother to winning hurdlers and needs taking very seriously on his debut over them.

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