Short&#45;priced favorites figure to dominate most of the seven stakes, worth a total of $350,000, on Fall Classic Day at Northlands Park Saturday. All seven races are restricted to Alberta&#45;breds and make up the bulk of the 11&#45;race card, which begins at 1 p.m.Fall Classic Day is the second biggest day of the year at Northlands and also serves as an advertisement for the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society&rsquo;s Alberta Thoroughbred sale in Red Deer this Thursday.Cool Ventura figures to control the Alberta Breeders&rsquo; Handicap for 3&#45;year&#45;olds and up, which goes as race 6. Trained by Cody Anderson, Cool Ventura was an easy 4 3/4&#45;length winner over Slews the Standard in the 1 1/16&#45;mile feature in 2009, and he also won the Beaufort for 3&#45;year&#45;olds on Fall Classic Day in 2008. Cool Ventura is coming off of a second&#45;place finish in the $75,000 Speed to Spare, and being a multiple stakes winner with over $292,00 in earnings, he stands out as the only proven stakes horse in the five&#45;horse field.Professor Pollard indicated his readiness for the 1 1/16&#45;mile Beaufort with a sharp five&#45;furlong move in 1:00.60 Sept. 11. In his last start, Professor Pollard was involved in a three&#45;horse spill in the Grade 3 Canadian Derby Aug. 21. Trained by Jim Meyaard, Professor Pollard received a 91 Beyer Speed Figure when he finished a fast&#45;closing second to Canadian Derby winner No Hesitation in the Count Lathum, and the career best figure earned by any of the eight horses he is facing is a 72.Shifty Time and Malakwa are the major players in the four&#45;horse Alberta Oaks, which goes as race 2. Shifty Time should have the edge as a proven stakes winner at the mile distance of the race, while Malakwa will be stretching out to a middle distance for the first time.Lemon Pepper, second in the $75,000 City of Edmonton Distaff Aug. 21, figures to be a solid favorite in the 1 1/16&#45;mile Distaff, which drew five fillies and mares. Undefeated Bond James Bond is coming off of a six&#45;length romp in the $49,000 Sales Stakes Aug. 14 and will be hard to handle in the one&#45;mile Alberta Premier&rsquo;s Futurity for 2&#45;year&#45;olds.Mr. Shadar and Arkhill should grab most of the attention in the 6 1/2&#45;furlong Red Diamond Express.Spirited Winner has been installed as the 8&#45;5 favorite in the one&#45;mile Sturgeon River for 2&#45;year&#45;old fillies.