Caviart Ally & Agent Q Prevail In Pocono PaSS
Aug 12

Caviart Ally and Agent Q both posted their second victories in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes competition for 3-year-old pacing fillies, winning their divisions of the third preliminary leg Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Caviart Ally, who jumped into the national consciousness with her 196-1 second behind Agent Q in the Lynch Championship here at Pocono on July 1, here brushed to the lead with a :26.2 buzz down the backstretch for driver Andrew McCarthy, then held off a late charge from Way Bettor, in her first Sire Stakes start for Hall of Fame trainer Bob McIntosh, by a neck in 1:51, knocking a second off her lifetime mark, with Inverse Hanover another three-quarters of a length back in third.

The victorious daughter of Bettors Delight broke in the first Sires leg, her seasonal debut, then won in her second Sires start at The Meadows. With this victory she now has a career bankroll of $324,075 for trainer Noel Daley and Caviart Farms.

Agent Q won her initial Sire Stakes outing at Philly, then skipped the second leg to try the Fan Hanover fillies at Mohawk, where she missed a nose in the final. But since that photo setback the Western Terror filly has not lost, posting victories in her Lynch elim and the Championship, the Mistletoe Shalee, and on Saturday a 1:50.4 triumph.

She was moved to the lead past the quarter by driver Scott Zeron and defeated early leader Bettors Up by one and three-quarter lengths, with 2016 North American champion Idyllic Beach another three-quarters of a length back in third.

Aaron Lambert is the trainer of the consistent and fast miss (19-9-9-0 in her career), with earnings of $853,679 for Martin Scharf, Rochetti Cassar Racing, and Robert Muscara.

After three prelims, Inverse Hanover and tonightís two winners have firmly established themselves atop the point-winners ladder, with Inverse Hanoverís third added to a second and first to put her atop with 75 points, one ahead of Caviart Ally, with Agent Q at 70.

The real donnybrook in the divisionís final prelim at The Meadows on August 26 will be horses trying to make a big showing to get into the rich Championship race, with the eighth (and final for the Championship) point-winner now with 35 points Ė and no fewer than 12 others currently within ten points (a fourth-place finish)!



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