10/04/2001 12:00AM

Janet may head to Cup after all


ARCADIA, Calif. - Janet, the upset winner of the $500,000 Yellow Ribbon Stakes on Sept. 29, may start in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Belmont Park on Oct. 27 despite previous comments to the contrary by her connections.

Trainer Darrell Vienna said Thursday that owners Jed and Roberta Cohen must pay a $90,000 supplemental fee to make Janet eligible and not the maximum of $200,000. The victory in the Yellow Ribbon was worth $300,000.

"The sire was nominated, so it's a more reasonable penalty," Vienna said.

A 4-year-old, Janet won the Grade 1 Yellow Ribbon with a last-to-first move around the final turn.

The Yellow Ribbon was her third stakes win of 2001, preceded by the Yerba Buena Handicap over 1 3/8 miles on turf at Bay Meadows in May and the Ramona Handicap over 1 1/8 miles on turf at Del Mar on July 21.

Janet is expected to be the only starter from the Yellow Ribbon to advance to the Filly and Mare Turf. Runner-up Tranquility Lake, who was favored, is being pointed for the $2 million Distaff.

"I would say the chances of her going are very strong," Vienna said.

Dollase not whistling Dixie

I've Decided is not among the top contenders for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Mile later this month. He barely rates among the favorites for Sunday's $250,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita.

The lack of respect does not bother Wally Dollase, who trains the 4-year-old I've Decided for Jess Miller Trust. Eleven years ago, Dollase had another turf miler who nearly pulled off a stunning upset at the Breeders' Cup Mile at Belmont Park.

Itsallgreektome, the gray with the funny name, was sent off at 36-1 in the BC Mile following a win a month earlier in the minor Ascot Handicap at Bay Meadows. Always close, Itsallgreektome led in the final furlong of the BC Mile but was caught by the favorite, Royal Academy, and lost by a neck.

"No one really considered Itsallgreektome," Dollase remembered. "I told the owner it was the chance of a lifetime."

Dollase is ready to try the whole experiment again, provided that I've Decided proves on Sunday that he is worthy of a trip to the Breeders' Cup.

"I'm not doing this for the exercise," Dollase said. "He's a nice horse."

Dollase is aware that I've Decided must win the Oak Tree Mile to have any chance at the Breeders' Cup. Otherwise, a race such as the Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park in November could be an autumn goal.

"He may not get in," Dollase said. "A lot of good horses have won group races or won stakes."

A winner of four of 11 starts, I've Decided has not started in a graded stakes this year. He has been first or second in four starts, including a runner-up finish as the favorite in the restricted Harry Brubaker Handicap on turf at Del Mar on Aug. 17.

I've Decided led by three lengths on the backstretch in the Brubaker and was beaten a head by Sarafan, who starts in Saturday's Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park.

"He got to big a lead and they can cheat on you," Dollase said. "This track should fit his style."

The Brubaker was a typical finish for I've Decided, who won two allowance races by a nose earlier this year and lost a similar race by the same margin.

Itsallgreektome showed the same determination a decade ago Dollase is hoping I've Decided can show the same traits this year.

* The Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile produced the winner of the Breeders' Cup Mile last year with War Chant. But this year, not all of the runners are bound for Belmont Park if they run well.

Trainer Richard Mandella is starting Lazy Lode, who is best known as the winner of the 1998 and 1999 Hollywood Turf Cup. The Oak Tree Mile is his first start since finishing eighth in the Singapore International Cup last May. Mandella said the 7-year-old Lazy Lode emerged from that race with an abscess in a foot.

While a mile is shorter than his most effective distance, Mandella says he is using the race as a prep to the upcoming $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup over 1 1/2 miles on Dec. 1.

"I'd like to get him started," Mandella said. "A mile is not his best race, but I've got no other options."

Other probables for the Oak Tree Mile include Redattore, Smile Again, Spinelessjellyfish, and Thady Quill.

Go Go out for the year

Go Go, the top filly or mare sprinter in California this year, is out for the year after being treated for sore ankles, trainer Warren Stute said.

Go Go won five stakes from Jan. 1 to July 1, including the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap at Hollywood Park and three Grade 3 races. Most recently, she was second in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar on Aug. 19. Stute is aiming for a return at the Hollywood Park meeting next spring.

* High Demand, the winner of five consecutive races for trainer Bob Baffert, will not start after developing a bruised foot. Baffert said High Demand will be pointed for the California Cup Mile on Nov. 3.