CLASSIC PHOTO KICKS OFF GRAND CIRCUT

07:03 PM 13 Aug 2005 NZST
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Classic Photo - Gets a chance to showcase his talents

Classic Photo, runner-up in last Saturday's Hambletonian, gets a chance to showcase his talents before an appreciative hometown crowd in Monday's $50,000 Alexander Memorial at the Illinois State Fair.

The son of SJ's Photo is based at the Illinois State Fair and is trained by Erv Miller of Illinois. His brother Andy picks up the lines behind Classic Photo for Monday's race.

Classic Photo came into the Hambletonian off a five-race winning streak, but could not hold off the stretch rush of Vivid Photo in the Hambletonian. He faces four rivals on Monday: Norvelous, Self Possession, Agassi Hall, and Armani Bluestone.

There are two divisions of the Review for 2-year-old pacers, each going for $27,000. The first division is headed by Joe To Go, a winner of two of his three lifetime starts and $24,380. He's got a mark of 1:54.1.The second features Nifty Fellow, twice a winner in four starts. His mark is 1:53.3.

Sophomore trotting fillies will race for $40,000 and the outstanding filly Flirtin Miss faces five challengers. Flirtin Miss starts from post six and inside her will be Third Reef, Lithograph, Bluewater Catch, Maple Grove Smoky, and Nana's Best.

The Grand Circuit portion of the racing program on Monday starts with the $42,000 Review for freshman filly pacers. Eight starters will go to the post.

ourtesy of The USTA

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