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An inevitable rise in the handicap followed, but it didn't prove a stumbling block to Merrymaker, who then took a Wolverhampton handicap by a neck from Weet For Me.
The mystics, mavericks, and merrymakers exhibit great variation in beliefs, activities, and aspirations.
There is unlikely to be anything of that calibre in opposition at Gosforth Park tomorrow, so punters are strongly advised to keep a close eye on Merrymaker in the betting market.
Harrow Crown Court heard that a friend had approached Edmonds in the Merrymaker pub in Langley, Slough, and said he had tickets for the match.
Mr Simon Prankerd, who was 32, was skippering the cabin cruiser Bill It off Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 1997 when millionaire property developer Stanley Cameron, (58) crashed into it in his boat Merrymaker.
There the notoriously big-boned merrymaker replicated the famous workout regime from Rocky IV in anticipation of the millions of cookies still waiting for him in living rooms across the world.
Bronze Dancer and Merrymaker both shaped with promise on their first runs of the year and should provide the bulk of the opposition to Charlotte Vale.
Nicky Richards and Brian Harding teamed up to land the maiden hurdle with Merrymaker, who saw off Amhairghin by seven lengths.
There the "big-boned" merrymaker met with famous boxing trainer, Ivan Drago, to do an Eight Minute Abs session with hopes of working off the millions of cookies still waiting for him in living rooms across the world.
James Given's horses are running into top form and the Lincolnshire-based handler was on the mark again with Nessen Dorma, who nailed Merrymaker right on the post in the Studley Royal Handicap to record a short-head verdict at 14-1.
Being employed by the best suggests you are the best, and two spells with Henry Cecil (1971-1986 and 1992-2005), when mainly occupying the role of head groom, and a six-year spell with Sir Michael Stoute in between, underline that Conlon is more than just a merrymaker.
Merrymaker is one of Sir Michael Stoute's less talented performers though it would be dangerous to ignore his presence in the BBC North Yorkshire Handicap as Distant Cousin is becoming frustrating and McGillycuddy Reeks doesn't seem suited by this track.