06/21/2009 11:00PM

Pay the Man wires Petro at Thistledown


Pay the Man kept her undefeated record against distaff competition when she led every step of the way in the $50,000 J. William Petro Memorial Stakes at 1 1/16 miles here Saturday afternoon.

Pay the Man has now won 9 of her 10 starts here, with her lone defeat coming at the hands of her male stablemate Pyrite Personal in 2007.

Pay the Man broke in full stride under Ricardo Feliciano to make the lead, and was soon joined by her stablemate Pyrite Gem. She never had more than a one-length advantage, and won by 1 1/4 lengths. Pyrite Gem finished second and Slides Choice was third.

The top two finishers are Pyrite Stable homebreds and are trained by Milguel Feliciano.The running time was 1:46.82, and Pay the Man returned $4 to win.