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Perfect Energy Wins Belmont Feature

September 10, 2003

NEW YORK (AP) _ Perfect Energy led all the way in a three-quarter length victory over Lojo in the $65,800 Via Borghese Stakes for older fillies and mares at Belmont Park on Wednesday.

Ridden by Javier Castellano and carrying 115 pounds, the 4-year-old daughter of Signal Tap covered 1 1-8 miles in 1:49 on a firm turf course and earned $39,300 for Matthew Stasior.

The win was the first in five starts this year for Perfect Energy, who returned $36.20, $17.80 and $11.20.

Lojo closed fast to finish second in the field of seven, 1 1/2 lengths in front of Blond Dancer. Lojo paid $6.60 and $6.20, while Blond Dancer was $8.90.

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