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The field for the Canadian Trotting Classic also includes O'Brien Award winner Alarm Detector and last year's Breeders Crown champion Fiftydallarbill.
The $340,000 Elegantimage Stakes will be the next showdown between superstars Atlanta and Manchego. The Hambletonian champion and Oaks champion clashed for the first-time this season on Aug. 24 at Mohawk Park with Manchego winning the Casual Breeze Stakes.
The next chapter in the Atlanta-Manchego rivalry will also feature the addition of Hambletonian Oaks runner-up Phaetosive. The Trond Smedshammer trainee enters the Elegantimage off a victory in Sunday evening's PASS Championship and is five for seven this season with $397,864 earned to bring her career earnings to $675,604.
Hambletonian champion Atlanta is six for eight this season with her only losses coming to Manchego in the Casual Breeze and Trotting Classic entrant Crystal Fashion in an elimination of the Hambletonian. The Rick Zeron trained filly has earned $737,234 this season.
Jimmy Takter trainee Manchego leads the fillies in career earnings with $1.4 million earned in 21 career starts. The Hambletonian Oaks champion has six wins and $517,722 earned in nine starts this season.
Crystal Fashion (Trainer: Jim Campbell)
Fiftydallarbill (Trainer: William Crone)
For A Dreamer (Trainer: Brad Maxwell)
Lawmaker (Trainer: Harry Poulton)
Mets Hall (Trainer: Julie Miller)
Missle Hill (Trainer: Tony Alagna)
Run Director (Trainer: Ben Baillargeon)
Winning American (Trainer: Paul Reid)
You Know You Do (Trainer: Jimmy Takter)
Zephyr Kronos (Trainer: Jimmy Takter)
Atlanta (Trainer: Rick Zeron)
Blonde Magic (Trainer: Tom Durand)
Jordan Blue Chip (Trainer: Mike Keeling)
Manchego (Trainer: Jimmy Takter)
Phaetosive (Trainer: Trond Smedshammer)
Sneeker Hanover (Trainer: Duane Marfisi)