With only 11 horses entered in the Hambletonian Trot, the three-year-old colts will go straight to the final with no two-heat elimination races needed.
The purse for the final will be $1,006,125. The Hambletonian fianl will be carded as race 13 on the 15 race program Saturday afternoon.
Thetrained trio of Father Patrick, Nuncio and Trixton will headline the field for the 89th edition of the American Trotting Classic.
Joining those three are Datsyuk, Don Dorado, Doncango, Harper Blue Chip, Il Sogno Dream, JJ Alex, Resolve and Royal Ice.
The Hambletonian post position draw will take place at 4PM at Victory Sports Bar along with the draw for the John Cashman Memorial and the Hambletonian Oaks.
by Darin Zoccali, for the Meadowlands