OUR MERLIN (1.35) is a horse on a roll and can complete a quick hat-trick on an excellent Taunton card.
Robert Walford’s gelding dotted up in the mud at Fontwell on Monday, supplementing an earlier success at Plumpton.
Our Merlin won both events by an aggregate of 32 lengths and as long as those two runs have not taken their toll he still remains ahead of the handicapper despite shouldering a double penalty.
Harry Cobden has struck up a fine understanding with his mount.
Tobacco Road is up 8lb for his course and distance success on good ground and a deep surface raises concerns.