11/08/2001 12:00AM

It's Ready Jet Go for speedy 'Dat You'


East Rutherford, N.J. - The purse supplement the New Jersey legislature gave to the state's racing industry has been tapped out right as the meet is closing, so the three stakes set for the final card on Saturday will revert to their original five-figure purses. Regardless, several of the region's best horses are entered as the curtain falls on one of the best Meadowlands Thoroughbred meets in several years.

Dat You Miz Blue will attempt to equal the performance she turned in beating Dream Supreme in the Grade 3 Vagrancy Handicap last June when she sprints six furlongs in the $75,000 Ready Jet Go Stakes.

With an ultra-speedy style, Dat You Miz Blue, trained by Jimmy Jerkens, has been spotted in some of the quickest-run races this year, including the Gallant Bloom Handicap on Sept. 29 in which she finished fourth.

Big Bambu, who outlasted Dat You Miz Blue in the Grade 3 Honorable Miss Handicap at Saratoga this summer, will challenge her again for trainer Alan Sobol.

Talk's Cheap in Creme Fraiche Talk's Cheap returned to winning form in the $100,000 Broad Brush Stakes Oct. 19 and beat Grade 2 winner Rize. Those two will be back in action in the $75,000 Creme Fraiche Stakes at a 1 1/16 miles.

Both have been regulars in New Jersey, with Rize sneaking away to a victory in the 2000 Iselin Handicap at Monmouth Park for trainer Norman Pointer. But both rivals will have to deal with challenges from highly regarded Ground Storm from Bill Mott's barn and former Maryland older horse of the year Testing.

Leading trainer down to the wire

Apprentice Julian Pimentel is clearly in front in the jockey's standings, but there will be an end-of-the-meet subplot in the stakes races in the battle to be leading trainer.

Willard Thompson, who won his first Monmouth title since 1977 earlier this summer, is fighting Robert Klesaris for top honors. Both have been leading trainer at The Meadowlands in the past, with Thompson getting the last of three titles in 1981 and Klesaris winning in both 1985 and 1986.

Thompson will send undefeated Dixie Two Thousand in search of his seventh straight victory in the $50,000 Great Falls Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters. Klesaris supplemented Astrapi to start in the Ready Jet Go.

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