10/28/2004 11:00PM

Janeian just needs to avoid traffic trouble


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - A clean trip, please. That's what trainer Bret Calhoun wants for Janeian when she starts Sunday in the $100,000 Bluebonnet Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile turf race for fillies and mares is the final program of the fall Breeders' Cup meet at Lone Star Park.

had nowhere to run at the top of the stretch last out in the $100,000 Yellow Rose Breeders' Cup, when she finished third as the favorite. She was moved up to second following the disqualification of winner My Misty Princess, who drifted in sharply in the stretch and interfered with Queena Corrina.

My Misty Princess and Queena Corrina return for the Bluebonnet, which drew eight horses, including Academic Angel, who won the Grade 3 WinStar Distaff at Lone Star in May, and Due to Win Again, who won the $60,000 River Cities at Louisiana Downs in September.

Janeian has won 3 of 5 starts over the Lone Star course, including the $75,000 Irving Distaff in near-course-record time in April. She went on to win the Grade 3 Royal Heroine before her start in the Yellow Rose.

"I thought she was way the best horse that day. She was just trapped," Calhoun said of the Yellow Rose. "If she had gotten out when she wanted to, she could have won."

Janeian has since trained well for the Bluebonnet and will be shortening up a sixteenth of a mile to the distance of one of her most notable wins. The last time she ran 1 1/16 miles, Janeian won the Indian Maid Breeders' Cup at Hawthorne in a course-record time of 1:39.80.

Eddie Martin Jr. has the mount on Janeian, who races for Greg England.

* Trainer Steve Asmussen will pick up his sixth Lone Star training title on Sunday. Going into the races on Friday he had 23 victories from 11 starters for stable earnings of $500,025. The second leading trainer is Danny Pish, who had won 14 races at Lone Star through Thursday. Roman Chapa leads the jockey standings with 21 wins from 91 starts and earnings of $392,145.

* Michael Gill, the leading owner in North America, sent a division of horses to Lone Star for the first time for this meet. He and trainer Gammy Vazquez had won with 6 of 36 starters through Thursday. Vazquez said he would like to come back for the spring meet at Lone Star.