09/20/2006 12:00AM

'Jane' finally back to the races


A freak accident forced Jacaranda Jane to miss the early part of the summer. The failure of a third-level allowance race to fill during the Saratoga meet forced her to miss the rest of it.

On the day before autumn starts, Jacaranda Jane returns to the races in a $50,000 third-level allowance race, which serves as the feature event on Friday's nine-race card at Belmont Park.

Trained by John Kimmel, Jacaranda Jane has not raced since finishing fourth to Ready's Gal in the Grade 3 Hillsborough Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on March 18. Shortly after that race, Jacaranda Jane got her halter stuck on the top door of her stall and injured her eye socket. She missed about two months of training.

She resumed training in June, and Kimmel had Jacaranda Jane ready to run at Saratoga, but could not find the appropriate race.

"We've been ready to run since July, but the three-other-than wouldn't go," Kimmel said. "She's been practicing a lot."

In the Hillsborough, Jacaranda Jane found herself on the lead through slow fractions, but wound up two lengths behind Ready's Gal, who won last Sunday's Grade 2 Canadian Stakes at Woodbine.

Last fall, Jacaranda Jane won a first-level allowance race over this course and at this distance. In her first try at the second-level condition, Jacaranda Jane finished second to the accomplished Pommes Frites. Edgar Prado, aboard for Jacaranda Jane's last two victories, is back aboard Friday.

Regina Madre, trained by John Pregman, could be the main speed under Jose Santos. Regina Madre comes off a second-level allowance race win at Monmouth Park.

Trainer Bobby Frankel entered Boasting and Barancella, but can only run one, because he named Javier Castellano on both. Boasting, a winner of 3 of 6 starts, has not run since finishing sixth in the Grade 3 Distaff Turf Mile at Churchill Downs in May 2005.

If Barancella runs, she would be skipping an allowance condition, since her last victory came in a first-level allowance race in March 2005. However, she was beaten less than one length in two Grade 1 races, including a three-quarter-length defeat to Honey Ryder in last October's E.P. Taylor.

Burren Rose, a minor stakes winner in Germany, makes her 4-year-old and North American debut for trainer Christophe Clement. She gets Lasix for the first time. Lisieux Rose, the mother of Burren Rose, won the Grade 2 Orchid in her North American debut for Clement. She also won the Sheepshead Bay over this course.