Merit Man scores in Gulfstream’s Spectacular Bid Stakes

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Bruce Chandler, Robert H. McKee and James Glavin’s Merit Man is a nose from an unbeaten four for four record after leading all way and taking Gulfstream Park’s $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes by three quarters of a length on New Year’s Day. The newly turned 3-year-old colt by With Distinction is a two-time OBS graduate, consigned to the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale by Hartley DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent before they sold him for $75,000 at the 2012 April Sale. The only blemish on his 4-3-1-0 record is a nose decision to fellow OBS graduate Hightail (March ’12) in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint in November. His second stakes win leaves him with $292,000 in earnings. watch his under tack video