05/13/2008 11:00PM

This pair difficult to separate


AUBURN, Wash. - Enchanting Impact and Toutlelew, who finished a head apart in second and third while racing under identical conditions here May 2, will be rematched in Friday's six-furlong feature at Emerald Downs.

The race, for $17,500 claimers who have never won $5,500 twice, drew a full field of 12 older sprinters.

Enchanting Impact, a 6-year-old from the barn of trainer Bill Smith, fell a nose shy of catching Coach Sween in the May 2 race, which was run in a quick 1:09.20 for six furlongs. In his only other start at the meet, he finished third to repeat winner A Touch of Malice in a $25,000 claimer at

5 1/2 furlongs on April 20.

Toutlelew dueled for the lead throughout with Coach Sween, and he weakened only slightly in the final strides to be beaten just a head in his first start of the year. Toutlelew, a 5-year-old trained by Bonnie Jenne, won 2 of 7 starts here last season, including a score over $25,000 rivals.

Also dangerous is Tougher'n Owljuice, who ran second on the $17,500 claiming level in his seasonal debut May 19. Tougher'n Owljuice, who is trained by Junior Coffey, was beaten three lengths by Brainstorm in 1:03.20 for 5 1/2 furlongs. He will be ridden by Carlos Silva, who is off to a hot start since arriving at Emerald two weeks ago. Silva has 3 longshot winners from 6 mounts at the meet.