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Trainer Ray Schnittker has 3 chances to win 51st Dexter Cup at Freehold on Saturday

Freehold, NJ —- Since 1993 when the Dexter Cup moved to Freehold Raceway, no trainer has won more Dexter Cups than Ray Schnittker.

In the 2010 version of the $156,000 event for 3 year old trotters, Mr. Schnittker will have 3 chances to win the Dexter Cup for the 6th time.

Shaq Is Back fresh off a victory in the Dexter elimination by 3 ½ lengths in 1:57:2, leads a strong threesome into the race with George Brennan at the helm. Brennan won the Dexter Cup three straight years from 2005 – 2007.

Also carrying the Schnittker flag is Flex The Muscle with Dave Miller up and Big Stick Lindy with Schnittker doing the piloting himself.

Flex The Muscle comes off a strong winning effort in 1:55:1 at Pocono Downs against conditioned trotters and Big Stick Lindy won at Saratoga   in 1:58:1 in his only start this year.

Trainer Jimmy Takter hopes are with Senor Glide with Dan Dube driving. Senor Glide was runnerup to Shaq Is  Back in the Dexter elimination.

Takter is looking for his 3rd Dexter Cup victory previously winning it with Holiday Credit in 2008 and with Mr. Lavec in 1994.

Here is the Dexter Cup field by position, driver and morning line odds;

Indefensible (pp1) Ron Pierce, 10-1; Celebrity Blue Chip (pp2) Tim Tetrick, 8-1; Take My Picture (pp3) Cat Manzi, 5-1; Flex The Muscle (pp4) Dave Miller, 8-5; Shaq Is Back  (pp5) George Brennan, 8-5; Mamas Boo Bear (pp6) Steve Smith, 6-1; Senor Glide (pp7) Dan Dube, 4-1; Big Stick Lindy (pp8) Ray Schnittker, 8-5.

The Dexter Cup is part of a big 13 race card on Saturday, with first race post is set for 12:30pm .  As an added bonus, all patrons who purchase a Freehold live program on Saturday will receive a choice of a grab bag give-a-way item.