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Flex the Muscle rallies to win $156,000 Dexter Cup at Freehold on Saturday

Freehold, NJ - Receiving the perfect trip from driver Dave Miller, Flex The Muscle came from just off the pace to win the 51st edition of the $156,000 Dexter Cup by 1 and a half lengths.

Shaq Is Back, who was part of the three horse Ray Schnittker trained entry, finished 2nd reporting home a neck before Celebrity Blue Chip. Senor Glide was a well beaten 4th after being prominent for the first three-quarters of a mile.

Flex The Muscle sat right behind Shaq Is Back through fractions of 28:3, 58:3, 1:27:2 and then Miller eased the son of Muscles Yankee to the outside entering the homestretch and won going away in 1:56:2.

The winner gave Ray Schnittker his 6th training win in Dexter Cup history and driver Dave Miller his 1st.

Flex The Muscle, who is owned by Schnittker, Silva and the Arden Homestead Stable increased his bankroll to $179,305 while racking up his 7th victory lifetime.

The winner returned $2.20 to win as part of the 3 ply entry, sparked an exacta of $11.40 and a trifecta of $25.80.

Live racing resumes Wednesday May 12th with post time at 12:30pm.