10/15/2008 11:00PM

Pay the Man unbeaten against Ohio-breds


Pay the Man will try to remain unbeaten against Ohio-bred stakes company this year when she faces 13 other statebred fillies and mares in the $50,000 Scarlet and Gray at Beulah Park on Saturday. All four of Pay the Man's wins this year have come in statebred stakes at Thistledown.

Trained by Miguel Feliciano, Pay the Man won the Angenora on May 2, the J.W. Petro Memorial on June 21, the $75,000 Rose DeBartolo Memorial on Aug. 30, and most recently the $100,000 Best of Ohio Distaff on Oct. 4. Pay the Man won those four races by a total of 21 1/4 lengths. Andrew Ramgeet retains the mount.

Pay the Man, a 4-year-old daughter of Bernstein, will be coupled in the wagering with stablemate Pyrite Gem. The Scarlet and Gray is a handicap, and Pay the Man was highweighted with 124 pounds, spotting her foes between five and 15 pounds.

Should the Feliciano-trained entry falter in the six-furlong Scarlet and Gray, one of several fillies and mares look capable of picking up the pieces. Jilli's Cape, winner of her last two races - an optional claiming race at Monmouth on July 6 and a claiming race at Kentucky Downs in her last out, Sept. 15 - should enjoy a return to the Ohio-bred ranks. William Helmbrecht claimed Jilli's Cape in her last out and will give a leg up to Jorge Guerra.

Laird's Prize has won 4 of 7 starts and 3 of 4 races at Beulah Park. Trained by Doug Cowans, Laird's Prize ran a disappointing race in her return after a five-month layoff, but worked a best-of-32 bullet at Turfway Park last Saturday. Luis Martinez retains the mount.

The remainder of the field is Apple Pandowdy, Cilla Dilla, Money Card, Eye Can't Look Back, Holly the Dud, Conjuress, Demanding, Diamonds Lass, and the coupled entry of Still Voice and Taylor's Giggle.