04/25/2004 11:00PM

Delaware: Feline Story sharp

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Feline Story, a graded stakes winner as a 2-year-old last summer, returned from a long layoff to score a two-length victory in the $75,000 Legal Light Stakes, Delaware Park's opening day feature, before an estimated crowd of 16,000.

Racing for the first time since finishing second in the Grade 2 Astarita in New York last October, Feline Story ($3) made a three-wide move to take the lead approaching the quarter pole in the six-furlong race and drew off. Trained by Stan Hough, Feline Cat has won 4 of 7 lifetime starts, including the Grade 3 Sorority at Monmouth Park.

"She actually was getting a little tired when she made the lead," jockey Ramon Dominguez said. "But she did not want to give up. She's one of those horses who has a lot of class."