Trixton kicked off North America Cup night stakes action with a Canadian record performance in the $272,100 Goodtimes Trot.
Sent postward as the overwhelming 1-9 favorite after his 1:53.3 elimination win last weekend, Trixton delivered a 1:51.3 triumph for trainer/driver Jimmy Takter. He shaved one-fifth of a second off the Canadian record established in 2012 by another Takter trainee, Little Brown Fox.
Leaving from post four, the other elimination winner Flyhawk El Durado (Yannick Gingras) was the first to get a call as he marched to the quarter in :27-seconds with Il Sogno Dream (Ron Pierce) and outsider Harper Blue Chip (Sylvain Filion) dropping into second and third. As the field rolled by the first quarter mark, Harper Blue Chip swept up to become the new leader.
Meanwhile, Trixton continued to advance and finally cleared down the backstretch after being parked through the first half, clocked in :55. Once on top, Trixton began to separate himself from the rest of the field en route to three-quarters in 1:22.4 and continued to pour it on down the stretch for the six length victory. Il Sogno Dream advanced first over during the final half to finish second while Harper Blue Chip finished third.
"He felt pretty good, but the track is actually a little bit loose for him," commented Takter after the victory. "He had to work hard for it. It was top speed, everyone wanted to sit behind him and I had to do a lot of work to get where I wanted to but great horses overcome anything.”
Earning his fifth stakes win in a row, Trixton returned $2.20 to his backers at the betting windows. The Muscle Hill-Emilie Cas El colt is owned by Takter's wife Christina and Bengt Agerup's Brixton Medical Ab. He earned his ninth win from 14 starts.
Takter said that Trixton will now have a couple of weeks off and his next stakes engagement is the Stanley Dancer at Meadowlands Racetrack. (Standardbred Canada)