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Canadian Trotting Classic elims drawn
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - by Greg Gangle, WEG media

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Campbellville, ON --- Fifteen of North America's top sophomore trotting colts will line up behind the starting gate this Saturday (September 10) at Mohawk to compete in a pair of C$40,000 Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations.

Luckycharm Hanover will look for his third victory this season when he begins from post six in the first elimination for trainer Tony O’Sullivan.

The winner of $113,809 this season was sent to O’Sullivan from Tom Haughton prior to his second place effort in his Simcoe Stakes division last Saturday. It is an effort that O’Sullivan was pleased with.

“I thought he raced super on Saturday,” he said. “He trotted right through the wire and was strong at the end of the mile.”

Heading into the Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations, O’Sullivan noted that he won’t be making any changes to his entry.

“We’re not changing a thing,” he said. “He’s trotting very clean and he’s rigged up correctly, from what I can see. I will train him a little bit on Thursday and he should be just fine on the weekend.”

The conditioner also got a vote of confidence from the colt’s regular pilot, David Miller.

“Dave was really pleased with him after his elimination," O'Sullivan stated. "He’s driven him in the majority of his starts and said it was a good mile for him the other night.”

The son of Andover Hall will face this year’s Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn, who competes from post one.

Luckycharm Hanover boasts career earnings of $361,466 for owners Arthur Rudolph, Rudolph Stables Inc. and Bernard Owen.

Saturday night will also feature two Simcoe Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts, two Champlain Stakes divisions for rookie pacing colts and a single Champlain Stakes division for freshman pacing fillies.

In the second Simcoe Stakes division, this year's Pepsi North America Cup winner, Up The Credit, will look to find the winner’s circle again when he begins from post five for driver Jody Jamieson.

The winner of $1,009,922 boasts a career-best mile of 1:49 for trainer Carl Jamieson, who co-owns along with Brian Paquet, Joanne Morrison and Thomas Kyron.

The fields will line up as follows:

Canadian Trotting Classic elimination (Race 3)
1. Broad Bahn
2. Blue Porsche
3. Daylon Magician
4. Whatever It Takes
5. Sim Brown
6. Luckycharm Hanover
7. VC Chocoholic

Canadian Trotting Classic elimination (Race 9)
1. Charlie De Vie
2. Imperial Count
3. Dejarmbro
4. Pastor Stephen
5. Manofmanymissions
6. Chapter Seven
7. Whiskey Tax
8. Highland Thunder

Simcoe Stakes division - 3-year-old open pacers (Race 2)
1. Line Officer
2. Odysseus Blue Chip
3. American Arena
4. Machal Jackson
5. Westwardho Hanover
6. Weigh The Odds

Simcoe Stakes division - 3-year-old open pacers (Race 10)
1. Mystician
2. Rockabillie
3. Roll On
4. Prana
5. Up The Credit
6. Sonic Dancer
7. Bullet Speed

Champlain Stakes division - 2-year-old colt pacers (Race 5)
1. Great Waters
2. Rockin Finish
3. Adkins Hanover
4. State Treasurer
5. Rockndream
6. In Commando
7. The Kop
8. Allstar Legend
9. Spinerama
10. Hope Blue Chip
11. Machapelo

Champlain Stakes division - 2-year-old colt pacers (Race 6)
1. Aslan
2. Special Blend
3. Bettor's Edge
4. I Found My Beach
5. D Terminata
6. Gable Blue Chip
7. Sing For Me George
8. Speed Again
9. Ontheclock Hanover
10. Hurrikane Kingcole

Champlain Stakes - 2-year-old filly pacers (Race 8)
1. Big Mcdeal
2. Yummy Sushi
3. Red Shadow
4. Angel Scent
5. Pirouette Hanover
6. Jet Speed
7. Rockaround Sue
8. Cooking The Books
9. Bound To Rock
10. Shelliscape


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