07/11/2010 11:00PM

Rewritten rises to top at Emerald

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AUBURN, Wash. - Three weeks after winning a maiden race in her eighth career start, Rewritten rallied to capture the $50,000 Washington's Lottery Handicap Sunday at Emerald Downs, stamping herself as a leading contender for the $75,000 Washington Oaks, Emerald's traditional championship for 3-year-old fillies, on Aug. 14.

Trained by Frank Lucarelli for owner Ron Crockett, president of Emerald Downs, Rewritten ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43 and paid $18.40. She defeated 8-5 favorite Sis's Sis by 1 1/2 lengths, with Soul Custody Third. Tapit So Lightly, Have'n a Wild Time, Ghost Girl, Sheza Foxy Jackpot, Rap Rance, and early pacesetter Touch of Elegance completed the order of finish.

Rewritten, by El Corredor, was competitive against winners in 2009, finishing second in the Barbara Shinpoch Stakes, third in the Angie C Stakes, and fourth against males in the Gottstein Futurity. She earned $27,500 for her victory Sunday, pushing her lifetime earnings to $69,663.

Robert Duran, who rode Rewritten for the first time June 20 in her maiden victory, was up Sunday. While stablemate Touch of Elegance set fast fractions, Rewritten was allowed to settle in near the back of the field and launch a winning run on the second turn.

"The plan was to let the speed go and stay in the middle of the pack," Duran said. "I didn't want to sit too close, and I didn't want to be too far away from the front. I saw the chance to move to the outside, and once she got clear, she fired. I knew Rewritten was something special, but I didn't know how special she was."