08/12/2017 10:16PM

Pocono: Agent Q makes it a grand slam with Pennsylvania Sire Stakes triumph

Curtis Salonick
Agent Q hadn't raced in almost a month, but it proved no problem

Agent Q stretched her win streak to four with a 1:50 4/5 score in the second of two $71,702 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Bettor's Up (Brett Miller), who just held off Agent Q in the Fan Hanover at Mohawk back in June, would take the group of nine to the opening quarter in 26 1/5, but Agent Q (Scott Zeron), who got away in third from post seven, made her move past that marker and took over the lead before the 55 3/5 half.

Agent Q, who won the Lynch over the Pocono strip before going on to win the Mistletoe Shalee at the Meadowlands, would go on to reach three-quarters in 1:23 4/5 without facing a serious first-over challenge, and when Bettor's Up came out of the pocket to try and challenge in the lane, Agent Q had plenty left to pace away and win by a length and three-quarters.  Idyllic Beach (Corey Callahan) followed along in the three-hole and finished third.

The victorious filly by Western Terror is trained by Aaron Lambert for owners Martin Scharf, Rochetti Cassar Racing, and Robert Muscara.  Agent Q made her ninth winner's circle appearance, and she has now put away $853,679.  She paid $3.00 to win as the 1-2 favorite.

Back in the first section, Awash (Zeron) left swiftly from the outside post nine and chopped out a 26 second first quarter and a 55 2/5 half, but Caviart Ally (Andrew McCarthy) came first-over out of third past the half and crossed over to the top prior to the 1:22 1/5 three-quarters.  Caviart Ally had to fend off a strong challenge passing lane bid from Way Bettor (Callahan) in the lane and did so by a neck in a 1:51 mile.  Inverse Hanover (Miller) was the third-place finisher.

Caviart Ally is a daughter of Bettor's Delight trained by Noel Daley for owner Caviart Farms.  She is now a five-time winner in her life, and she boosted her bankroll to $324,275.  Caviart Ally was also sent off at 1-2 and also returned $3.00 to win.