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Third place finisher Melissa Jo
Third place finisher Melissa Jo returns after the 2007 Demoiselle Stakes
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The 4-1 third choice saved ground around both turns under jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr., settling in fourth down the backstretch but had no response when asked, holding third place beaten 8 lengths but finishing 10 lengths ahead of the rest of the field. The daughter of Fusaichi Pegasus improved her record to 1 win, 1 second, and 1 third in 3 starts, earning $61,600 for owners Philip Birsh and William Gildin.