09/11/2016 4:08PM

Harrah's Philadelphia: Callahan, Butenschoen hit a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship double

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Scott Cantor
Giveitgasandgo was the first of two PA Sire Stakes champions for Corey Callahan and John Butenschoen

A day after the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champions were determined in the 3-year-old group, the 2-year-olds had their turn at Harrah's Philadelphia.  Trainer John Butenschoen and driver Corey Callahan had a big day, sweeping the trots with colt Giveitgasandgo and filly Fine Tuned Lady.

Giveitgasandgo had to work around Snowstorm Hanover (Matt Kakaley) for the lead past the 28 1/5 opening quarter, but once he was in front, he hit the half in 56 4/5 and the three-quarters in 1:26 1/5 on his way to a 1:56 victory.  He defeated Moonshiner Hanover (Scott Zeron) by a length and a half, with Affair Of Honor (Tim Tetrick), another Butenschoen trainee, back in third.

The victorious Yankee Glide colt is owned by Harmony Oaks Racing Stable, David J. Miller, Lawrence Means, and Vip Internet Stable LLC, who shelled out $32,000 for him at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.  Giveitgasandgo made his sixth appearance in the winner's circle from eight tries, and with the winner's share of the $252,000 purse, he has now put away $218,190.  He is out of the Andover Hall mare Mazda Hanover, making him a full brother to Smoother Ride ($384,602).  Sent off at 2-1, Giveitgasandgo returned $6.80 to win.

In the filly trot, Fine Tuned Lady made every call a winning one, leading through stations of 28 1/5, 57 2/5, and 1:26 2/5 en route to a 1:55 3/5 triumph.  Can't I (John Campbell), who came first-over out of fourth past the half, finished in the runner-up spot, three-quarters of a length behind the winner, and Temple Ruins (Yannick Gingras) completed the top three.

William Wiswell and M And L Of Delaware Inc. own Fine Tuned Lady, a filly by Cantab Hall.  She has now won three times from seven attempts, and she boosted her earnings to $201,340.  A $27,000 Standardbred Horse Sale buy, Fine Tuned Lady is out of the Pine Chip mare Poster Princess (Pine Chip, $153,407), making her a half-sister to the likes of Poster Pin Up (Andover Hall, $439,454).  A 3-1 shot, Fine Tuned Lady paid $8.00 to win.

On the pacing side, Huntsville (Tim Tetrick) annexed the colt pace in a 1:51 1/5 mile.  He took over from Downbytheseaside after the 27 1/5 first quarter, then posted middle-half sections of 55 2/5 and 1:24.  Downbytheseaside came back to the outside in the lane, but Huntsville held him off to win by half a length.  Fear The Dragon (David Miller) checked in third.

Huntsville, a colt by Somebeachsomewhere, is owned by trainer Ray Schnittker, Charles Iannazzo, Ted Gewertz, and Steven Arnold.  Schnittker and Iannazzo also bred Huntsville, who now has a trio of wins from six starts and a bankroll of $227,484.  He's the fourth foal out of the Western Hanover mare Wild West Show, making him a full brother to Stevensville ($433,489) and Cowboy Terrier ($345,365).  Dispatched at 7-5, Huntsville returned $4.80 to win.

The filly pace went to Agent Q (David Miller), who turned the tables on She's A Great Lady champion Idyllic Beach (Gingras) in a 1:52 performance.  Agent Q took the first position away from Someomensomewhere (Marcus Miller) beyond the 27 3/5 opening quarter, then yielded the front to Idyllic Beach, who brushed from third to first before the 56 second half.  Idyllic Beach remained on point at the 1:23 4/5 three-quarters, but Miller angled Agent Q to the outside as they turned for home, and she surged into the lead and the win.  Idyllic Beach wound up second, 2 1/4 lengths behind, and Glassine Hanover (Trace Tetrick) grabbed third.

Agent Q is a daughter of Western Terror trained by Aaron Lambert for owners Martin Scharf, William Rochetti Jr., Tanya Rochetti, and Robert Muscara.  This was her third win from six starts, and she has now earned $280,671.  A $25,000 Standardbred Horse Sale buy, Agent Q is the first foal out of the Real Desire mare Teenage Paige ($379,619).  Sent off at 5-2, Agent Q paid $7.20 to win.