09/01/2008 12:00AM

Thistledown: Pay the Man hangs on

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Pay the Man made the lead a few strides out of the gate, turned back a strong challenge from stablemate Pyrite Gem, then widened through the stretch to post an eight-length length win in the $75,000 Rose De Bartolo Memorial at Thistledown.

Pyrite Gem was a clear second, three lengths ahead of Casey's Jet. Pay the Man got the nine furlongs in 1:51.32 over the fast track and returned $4 as the favorite. She is trained by Miguel Feliciano and was ridden by Adam Ramgeet.