Dan Patch field set
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Another top contender for the title is Artistic Fella, who starts from post seven. The Steve Elliott-trained four-year-old is the only millionaire in the field. He comes into Hoosier Park off a third place finish at The Meadowlands in a time of 1:51.1. Artistic Fella will be driven by Cat Manzi.
Rebelman, the local representative in the race, makes his second consecutive start in the Dan Patch. Owned and trained by Steve Brannan of Bryan, Ohio, Rebelman is one for one in 2007 and turned in the fastest qualifier ever contested at Hoosier Park last week in a time of 1:51.4. Joe Essig Jr. will drive Rebelman from post 10 on the second tier.
Activities will begin Dan Patch Night when gates open at 5:30 p.m. The first 1,500 fans age 18 and over will receive a commemorative Dan Patch key chain depicting last year’s winner Hop Sing. Coupons will be distributed for the key chains at the door, redeemable following the third race. (Hoosier Park press release)