Real Merchant (Chi), owned in part by Warstone Farm, will try to recover from an eighth place finish in the Suburban Handicap G2 this Sunday in the $100,000 Majestic Prince Stakes at Monmouth in the Haskell Undercard.
Real Merchant (Chi) will break from post 6 of 7 in a competitive field that includes Chirac, who has won three in a row; multiple stake winner Acting Zippy and G3 winner Acting Good among others. Johnny Velzquez will be up for the mount on the Seth Benzel trainee.
The horse has had two very solid half mile workouts since the Suburban and is looking “tremendous” according to trainer Seth Benzel. It is worth noting that Gold Trippi, a horse that Real Merchant beat by 2 length in an Allowance race at Belmont came back on Wednesday to take a stake at Saratoga.