04/22/2006 12:00AM

Beulah: Parthenope upsets Just Michel


Parthenope ($11.20) set the pace and turned back a bid from defending champion and 4-5 favorite Just Michel through the stretch to score a 1 3/4-length victory in the $50,000 Angenora Stakes for Ohio-bred fillies and mares.

Parthenope, who raced for a $5,000 claiming tag at Turfway Park earlier this year, was timed in 1:11.68 for six furlongs. The victory was Parthenope's third in eight starts in 2006 for her owner-trainer Larry Eilers.

Just Michel completed the exacta, which was worth $26.80, finishing a length in front of Royal Cup, who pressed the pace inside of the winner to the stretch before weakening to finish third in the six horse field.