04/15/2010 1:12PM

Aqueduct: So much for the 2008 Matron

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   In the wake of dreadful performances by the one-two finishers in the 2008 Matron Stakes in back-to-back allowance races - Doremifasollatido (2nd) and Persistently (3rd) - let's go ahead and slap a negative key race label on that renewal of the seven-furlong Grade 2.

  At least Persistently, who was far back as usual in the early going, plugged along to finish a distant second behind McVictory ($8.50), enabling bridgejumpers who sent in $106,162 of the $124,282 show pool on Persistently to get back some of the dough they lost on Doremifasollatido.