07/29/2017 7:24PM

Bishop-Gleason combo sweep 2-year-old stakes

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Give Em Fitz took his second victory in two starts with the Arapahoe Debutante win.

The owner-trainer team of Annette Bishop and Kenneth Gleason swept the 2-year-old stakes at Arapahoe Park on Saturday, when Give Em Fitz took the $50,000 Arapahoe Debutante at 39-1 and Da Grump romped in the $42,167 Silver Cup Futurity.

The races were the highlight of the card, with the Silver Cup restricted to colts and geldings who went through the Silver Cup Sale.

Give Em Fitz ($81.40) put in a strong stretch bid for a 2 1/2-length win over Special Portion, with the winner covering 5 1/2 furlongs on a fast track in 1:07.43. It was another 2 3/4 lengths back to Twist Tail in third.

Andre Ramgeet was aboard Give Em Fitz, who is a daughter of Tulsa Te.

Give Em Fitz remained undefeated in two starts with the win, as she had rolled by three lengths in her debut last month. The maiden special weight for Colorado-breds was run June 25 at Arapahoe. Give Em Fitz earned $30,000 for her win in the Arapahoe Debutante, lifting her career bankroll to $37,020. She is a half-sister to R Dub, who was a two-time stakes winner at 2.

Da Grump ($5.60) backed up a five-length maiden win with a 4 1/2-length stakes victory in the Silver Cup. He was always prominent, sitting off Mr. Frosty, who set fractions of 22.74 seconds for the opening quarter and 47.07 for the half-mile. Da Grump took the lead in the stretch and went on to cover 5 1/2 furlongs on a fast track in 1:06.77.

Jake Barton was aboard the winner, who is a son of Daaher and the stakes-winning mare Kranky Karol.

Da Grump earned $25,302, improving his career record to two wins from three starts for earnings of $34,662.