It’s A Given makes it two from two and Young Merlin heads to Sandown
Yesterday It’s A Given won nicely at Kempton in the ‘Unibet Money Back Free Bet If Second Novice Stakes’ for her owner Prince Khalid Abdullah. Having jumped out the gates well she was up with the pace the whole way until inside the final furlong she took up the lead to win by half a length under Tom Marquand. Hopefully she can progress from this and make her mark in a higher grade soon.
Today we have Young Merlin travelling to Sandown to run In the Oxshott Handicap (Div II) for his owners Daniel Macauliffe & Anoj Don. He is a four year old gelding by Camelot out of a Kheleyf mare. He won last season at Sandown in a 1 mile 6 furlong handicap. He has strengthened up over the winter and hopefully can progress this year. His race today holds 11 runners and he has been given a draw of 3. Jason Watson takes the ride.