08/07/2016 9:24PM

Pocono: New lifetime marks for Pennsylvania Sire Stakes victors

Curtis Salonick
Idyllic Beach was an impressive winner for the Gingras/Takter duo

Agent Q, Bettor's Up, and Idyllic Beach scored decisive victories in the trio of $61,879 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes events for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Driven by David Miller, Agent Q led the way through fractions of 27 4/5, 58 4/5, and 1:26 2/5, then sprinted home in 27 1/5 to win by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:53 3/5.  Risky Romance (Andrew McCarthy) tracked the eventual winner from the pocket and finished second, with Watch What You Say (Brett Miller) third after a first-over try.

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 second win from three starts, and she has now earned $73,955.  A $25,000 Standardbred Horse Sale buy, Agent Q is the first foal out of the Real Desire mare Teenage Paige ($379,619).  The 4-5 choice, Agent Q paid $3.60.

In the second division Bettor's Up (Tim Tetrick) released Miss Jones (David Miller) to the lead en route to the 57 second half.  Miss Jones would put three-quarters on the board in 1:25 1/5 and brought the field into the lane, but Tetrick guided Bettor's Up to the outside, and she would go past on her way to a 1 1/2 length decision in 1:52 3/5.  Miss Jones stayed in second, followed by Make Mine Mocha (Matt Kakaley).

Scott McEneny trains Bettor's Up, a Bettor's Delight filly who is now four-for-five in the win column with $87,955 banked, for owners Bradley Grant, Teresa Davidson, Michelle McEneny.  Bought for $15,000 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, Bettor's Up is out of the Western Hanover mare Fresh Idea ($291,713), a full sister to Breeders Crown champion Charley Barley ($385,855).  The 1-2 favorite, Bettor's Up returned $3.00.

The final section saw 1-5 favorite Idyllic Beach (Yannick Gingras) surge from third to first past the 27 1/5 opening quarter.  She would go on to click off a half in 56 3/5 and a three-quarters in 1:24 4/5 before slamming the door on her 1:52 3/5 victory with a 27 4/5 final kicker.  Idyllic Beach defeated runner-up Someomensomewhere (Marcus Miller) by 2 3/4 lengths, and Gigi From Fiji (Corey Callahan) wound up third following a first-over bid.

The victorious daughter of Somebeachsomewhere is trained by Jimmy Takter for owners Christina Takter, John Fielding, Brixton Medical Inc., and Marvin Katz.  Idyllic Beach has now won three times from four attempts, and she has pocketed $85,262.  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 paid $2.60 to win.