07/09/2016 1:40PM

The Meadows: Glassine Hanover breaks stakes record in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes

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Chris Gooden
Glassine Hanover, who was already the nation's fastest 2-year-old pacing filly this year, lowered that mark to 1:52 Saturday

Glassine Hanover posted a stakes record of 1:52 in her $47,509 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday afternoon at The Meadows.  Idyllic Beach, Watch What You Say, and Keystone Rampage were the other winners.

Driven by Trace Tetrick, Glassine Hanover popped out of the pocket to take the lead past the 27 4/5 opening quarter, then went on to reach the half in 55 4/5 and the three-quarters in 1:23 3/5.  Glassine Hanover maintained her length and a half lead into the lane, and although first-over pursuer Bettor's Up (Dave Miller) gained some ground very late, Glassine Hanover reported home three-quarters of a length to the good.  Caviart Ally (Andrew McCarthy) finished third.

“She’s got the right tools,” Tetrick said about Glassine Hanover. “She’s very willing and wants to do it. It’s just about management now.”

Trainer Trent Stohler also co-owns Glassine Hanover, a daughter of Dragon Again, with Benjamin Graber, Tim Graber, and Dolne Farm Services LLC.  A $27,000 purchase at Harrisburg, Glassine Hanover is out of the Western Hanover mare Gifted Yankee, who has produced a trio of $100,000+ earners, including Gokudo Hanover (Cam's Card Shark, $169,217).  Glassine Hanover, who improved to two-for-two in her career, returned $4.20 to win as the even-money choice.

Back in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes opener, Idyllic Beach (Yannick Gingras) showed the way through stations of 28 1/5, 57 2/5, and 1:24 4/5 on her way to a 1:53 tally.  She beat runner-up and race favorite Agent Q (Dave Miller) by three lengths, with Inverse Hanover (Brett Miller) up for third after a break before the start.

“There’s a bunch of good 2-year-olds out there, but she’s definitely one of them,” Gingras said. “She did it really easy today, all on her own. I would have been happy to follow cover if it worked out that way. She’s all-around nice.”

Jimmy Takter trains the winner, a filly by Somebeachsomewhere, for owners Christina Takter, John Fielding, Brixton Medical Inc., and Marvin Katz.  Taken out of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale for $100,000, Idyllic Beach is the first foal out of the American Ideal mare Idyllic ($1,296,967).  Idyllic Beach, who won in the PA All-Stars at Pocono in her first start, was sent off at 2-1 and paid $6.00.

In the next split, heavy favorite Watch What You Say (Brett Miller) had to grind from first-over in the final half of the mile, but she did so successfully, getting around leader Someomensomewhere (Marcus Miller) in the lane en route to a three-quarter length score in 1:54.  Sapphire Breeze (Gingras) tracked the eventual winner from second-over and wound up third.

“If she’d lost today, it would have been my fault, and I almost got her beat,” Brett Miller said. “That was definitely not the trip I was looking to give her. She actually wasn’t getting over the track that good. Right past the half I almost lost her. She almost made a break at the top of the backstretch. From then on, I never could turn her loose. Good thing she’s a really good filly.”

Watch What You Say is a Well Said filly trained by Michael Hall for owners Ctc Stable, Brad Grant, and Howard Taylor.  Plucked out of the Standardbred Horse Sale for $27,000, Watch What You Say is the first foal out of the Bettor's Delight mare Bettor Beware, a half-sister to Hana Hanover (Western Hanover, $1,206,644).  Another PA All-Stars winner in her debut at Pocono, Watch What You Said paid $3.00 to win today.

Dave Palone only had one stakes drive on the day, but he made it pay off as in the final section he guided Keystone Rampage first-over out of third at the 1:25 2/5 three-quarters, and she went by pace-setter and favorite Gigi From Fiji (Corey Callahan) in the stretch to prevail by a length and three-quarters in 1:53 4/5.  Somesleazetoplease (Brett Miller) was up for second, and Gigi From Fiji fell to third.

Kevin Lare trains Keystone Rampage, a daughter of Yankee Cruiser, for owner Frank Chick.  Bought for $15,000 in Harrisburg, Keystone Rampage is out of the Jate Lobell mare Miss Rose, making Keystone Rampage a half-sister to Keystone Raptor (Astreos, $477,731).  Fourth in her debut, Keystone Rampage returned $9.00 to win as a 7-2 shot today.

--quotes courtesy of The Meadows--