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Literata wins Big A feature; racing returns to main track

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NEW YORK (AP) Literata rallied to win the $75,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares as racing shifted from the winterized inner strip to the main track at Aqueduct on Thursday.

The 5-year-old trained by Rudy Rodriguez made a strong run along the rail before angling outside in the stretch to zip past the pacesetting Perfect Freud for her fifth win in 21 starts.

Irad Ortiz Jr. was aboard to snare his third win of the day.

Literata beat Isabelle by three lengths in the race for New York breds. The time was 1:37.99 for the mile on the fast track.

Literata paid $6.30, $3.30 and $2.70. Isabelle returned $3.90 and $3.10. Perfect Freud held on for third, paying $2.80 to show.