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Bettors Up Equals Meadows Record

Published: August 30, 2016 9:21 pm ET

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Bettors Up rocketed to the lead for Tim Tetrick at the quarter and blazed home in 1:51, matching Pure Country’s track record for freshman filly pacers in Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.

Trace Tetrick guided Glassine Hanover to victory in the other division of the $183,616 event known as the Meadow Cheer, giving the Tetrick brothers a PASS sweep.

Bettors Up took the field through a :54.3 front half, fastest fractions the daughter of Bettors Delight-Fresh Idea had ever seen.

Tim Tetrick indicated Bettors Up was comfortable throughout.

“When I moved her, she was well in hand,” he said. “You never know with fractions like that, but I thought she’d be okay.”

She had little trouble holding off the rallying Miss Jones by two lengths, with Pittstop Danika third. Her time knocked a tick from Newborn Sassy’s stake record.

Bettors Up, who extended her bankroll to $171,879, has been defeated only once in her seven career starts for trainer Scott McEneny and owners Bradley Grant, Teresa Davidson and Michelle McEneny. But because of her diminutive size and unremarkable performance while learning her trade, Scott McEneny kept her eligible this year to only one significant late-season stake — the Three Diamonds.

“Training down, she was just an ordinary filly,” he said of his $15,000 yearling acquisition. “Once I started qualifying her, she really came around. She’ll have around 10 starts this year; that’s enough on her plate for the size of her.

Hopefully, we’ll have a good year next year, too.”

Trace Tetrick watched four horses skirmish for the early lead and knew once the dust settled, it was time to give Glassine Hanover the gas.

“We needed to be on the move probably quicker than we wanted to be,” he said. “The way the track plays here sometimes, it’s really hard to come first in early and grind it out, being out both turns. When she gets out there by herself, she’ll get a little relaxed, so I needed to keep her attention. She never quit. She’s been very honest from Day One.”

She prevailed easily in 1:51.3, a career best and a national season’s mark until Bettors Up took to the track. Somemoneysomewhere, another from the McEneny stable, was second, 3-1/4 lengths back, while Watch What You Say earned show.

Trent Stohler trains the daughter of Dragon Again-Gifted Yankee, who has won five of six lifetime outings, for Trent Stohler Stable, Benjamin Graber, Tim Graber and Dolne Farm Services.

Dave Palone collected three wins on the 14-race program.

Wednesday’s card at The Meadows marks the end of the Mountain Laurel Racing Meeting, which means mandatory payouts — no carryovers — for the Pick 4, the Pick 5 and the final superfecta on the program. The Washington Trotting Association Meeting gets underway Friday.

(The Meadows)


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