LAUREL -- Sentimental Tango, with jockey Mike Luzzi in the saddle, won a stirring stretch duel from Carnirainbow by a half-length to capture the $40,000 Smart Angle Stakes yesterday at Laurel Race Course.
Carnirainbow and Prosperous Lady burst out of the starting gate and set the early pace down the backstretch with Sentimental Tango running easily in third.
Luzzi made his move at the top of the lane, caught Carnirainbow late in the stretch and pulled away to cover the six furlongs in one minute, 12 1/5 seconds.
The winner is a Sentimental Slew 2-year-old filly out of Princely Perfect mare Royal Tango. Luzzi, with 38 victories, is the leading jockey at Laurel.
The victory was the third in five lifetime starts for the full sister to multiple stakes winner Silver Tango. Sentimental Tango more than doubled her earnings to $43,200.