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Merit Man scores in Del Mar’s Green Flash Handicap

Bruce Chandler, Double Kee LLC and Purple Shamrock Racing’s Merit Man got back on track in his second start off a long layoff on Wednesday at Del Mar, rallying down the stretch and getting up in the final yards to win the $94,540 Green Flash Handicap by half a length. It’s the third stakes win for the 4-year-old graded stakes placed colt by With Distinction, now 9-4-1-1 with earnings of $462,030. He’s a two-time OBS graduate, consigned to the 2010 Fall Mixed Sale by Hartley DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent before they sold him to XIB, Agent for Hess Racing for $75,000 at the 2012 April Sale after an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video