BALTIMORE, OCT. 17 -- Trainer Laz Barrera sent Key Bid from New York for today's $80,750 Twixt Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, but the favored filly could not get past Angelina County.

Ridden by Mario Pino, Angelina County overtook Key Bid inside the half-furlong pole and went on to a half-length victory over Key Bid. Pacesetter Yampacala was third, 3 1/2 lengths behind the Bill Boniface-trained winner.

Angelina County covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:49 4/5, beating five other Maryland-bred fillies. She returned $10 and has earned $175,786 for owner Carey Miller of Potomac.

Pino had Angelina County on the lead when she won the Omni International Maryland Oaks on Maryland Million day, but today he rated her in third as Yampacala shot to a four-length lead over Key Bid entering the first turn.

"She was relaxed in third," Pino said, "but when she was clear {on the outside} she wanted to take off, so I tucked her behind and let the dirt hit her in the face. She was easier to relax."

The Twixt was part of the final card of Pimlico's 33-day fall meeting.

Laurel Race Course begins its 61-day session Sunday with an 11-race program, highlighted by the $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup and a simulcast of the $750,000 Rothmans International from Woodbine Race Course near Toronto. Post time is 12:30 p.m.

The return to Laurel will feature a second-floor clubhouse and mezzanine grandstand that have received about $1 million in improvements. The program will be impressive, too.

Castelets drew top weight of 117 pounds under the handicap conditions of the Laurel Turf Cup, a 1 1/4-mile race. The 8-year-old gelding will be tested by California-based Great Communicator (113) and the New York-based Yankee Affair (113) and Glaros (111).

Carded as the 10th race, the Turf Cup will follow two other stakes. The $25,000 Virginia Stallion Oaks, for 3-year-old Virginia-bred fillies, is the eighth race; the Rothmans simulcast is the ninth.

Pimlico showed a 3.9 percent decrease in betting handle despite a 10 percent increase in attendance. The reason for the variance is that the final 14 days of the meet were compared with 1986 figures from Laurel, which traditionally generates a larger handle.

Kent Desormeaux was Pimlico's leading jockey and King Leatherbury top trainer.