Merit Man is just a nose short of perfection in four starts for trainer Bob Hess Jr., but the 3-year-old son of With Distinction will have to travel a furlong farther than he has before in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2010
|Owner||Kaster, Nancy R. and Richard S.|
|Breeder||Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Kaster|
|Really Sharp View Five-Cross Pedigree||Sharp Humor||Distorted Humor|
|Reigning Dynasty||Thunder Gulch|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Castle Park Farm, agent||($19,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Ten juveniles seek their first stakes score in the $150,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine Dec. 1, including a few who have recently been knocking at the door. But the runner horsemen fear most is Avie's Quality.
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Six other promising 2-year-olds will challenge Vegas No Show in the Nashua, including Bourbon Stakes runner-up Really Sharp.
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