04/29/2008 11:00PM

Feliciano goes three-deep in Angenora


Trainer Miguel Feliciano holds a strong hand in the six-furlong, $50,000 Angenora Stakes at Thistledown by sending out a three-horse Pyrite Stable-owned entry to face seven Ohio-bred fillies and mares.

The strongest part of the entry is Pay the Man, a three-time stakes winner last year and defending champion of this race. A 4-year-old filly, Pay the Man ran four times this past winter at Tampa Bay Downs, most recently finishing seventh in a seven-furlong allowance. She will be ridden by Andrew Ramgeet and carries 113 pounds.

Ramgeet is also named to ride another part of the entry, The Lady Waffles, who has been racing at a mile or longer, mostly on turf, in her last 10 starts.

The third part of the entry, Formal Arrangement, is a 3-year-old facing older rivals. She has won 2 of 5 career starts and finished second, beaten a half-length, in the six-furlong Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa on Jan. 19.

Formal Arrangement will be dropping from open company to face statebreds for the first time. She carries 111 pounds, including jockey Victor Urieta.

Money Card, trained by Shirley Girten-Drake, should provide the major competition for Feliciano's entry. She is at her best when sprinting and will be making her first start since winning the Bobby Bricker Stakes going 1 1/16 miles locally on Nov. 3.

Three of her last four workouts have been at six furlongs, and fitness should not be a concern. Her regular rider, Jane Magrell, retains the mount.

Eye Cant Look Back, the 117-pound highweight, is another 3-year-old facing older rivals. In her only two career starts, Eye Cant Look Back won her maiden last November locally, then returned on April 12 to win the six-furlong Royal North Stakes at Beulah Park. Trainer Gary King has given the mount to Weldon Cloninger Jr.