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2009 North America Cup Day Results

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Federal Flex wins the 2009 Goodtimes Stakes
Federal Flex wins the 2009 Goodtimes Trot

Federal Flex wins the 2009 Goodtimes Trot at Mohawk Racetrack with a three way photo for second.

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
There were four other stakes events on the Cup undercard. The first of these was the $333,200 Goodtimes Trot for 3-year-old trotters. Southern Rocketop led the field first time past the stands and around the clubhouse turn through a quarter in 27 4/5,, before 1-2 favorite Federal Flex took over the lead on the backstretch. With driver Jody Jamieson in the bike, he rattled off fractions of 57 2/5 and 1:26 3/5 into the lane. Truth In Action put in a strong rally late but Federal Flex hung on to win by just 1/4 length in 1:54 2/5. It was another 1/4 length back to And Heez Perfect third.

Winning driver Jody Jamieson said, "It's real difficult to be disappointed in the horse when you pick up $150,000. But I'm a little disappointed. He came home in 27 4/5 but he's a better horse than that. Usually, he doesn't want any horses near his bridle. It was nip and tuck to win tonight. I had to get into him pretty good. I hate doing that because he's not the type of horse you need to urge on. So, something's going on with him. (Trainer) Jeff (Gillis) noticed that right away. But he dug in, got the win and that's what champion horses do."

Jamieson said Federal Flex will go next in the Stanley Dancer at the Meadowlands and hopefully on to the Hambletonian.

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