11/01/2003 1:00AM

Laurel: Richetta pays $2.20


Richetta, the 1-9 favorite, was bottled up along the rail under Ramon Dominguez at the top of the stretch in the $60,000 Heavenly Cause for Maryland-bred 2-year-old fillies. But then she blasted through a hole, shot to the front, and drew off to a 1 1/4-length victory.

Richetta ran the seven furlongs in 1:24.04 and paid $2.20 to win. Of $66,028 bet to show on the race, $62,722 was bet on Richetta.