09/19/2007 11:00PM

Jenny Bean Girl gets her trip

EmailEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jenny Bean Girl, the reigning royalty among New Jersey-bred fillies and mares, tops the field Saturday in the $55,000 Queen Lib Handicap at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

The 10-race card also features the $55,000 Phoenix Stakes for filly and mare grass sprinters.

The one-mile Queen Lib drew a field of six, but no horse in the race, or the division, can match Jenny Bean Girl's record this season in two-turn races on the main track.

The 5-year-old Jenny Bean Girl is unbeaten in three dirt routes this year, including handicap victories in the Spruce Fir and the Jersey Girl last time out on Aug. 26 at Monmouth Park. Jenny Bean Girl was the even-money favorite in the Jersey Girl and rewarded her backers with a five-wide rally that carried her to a one-length win over Jersey Gia.

Her other two races this year were a second in the mud in the Goldfinch Handicap at six furlongs and a fifth in an open turf allowance race.

"She's been doing very well," said trainer J. Willard Thompson. "She's always been an honest, hard-trying horse who will run on anything."

A key to her continued success is that she rations out only the energy needed for the task at hand.

"She's not very big," Thompson said. "She only runs as hard as she has to. She's very relaxed."

And very successful. Overall, Jenny Bean Girl has won six races and $315,733, all for the Ocean View Stables.

Stewart Elliott, who has been aboard Jenny Bean Girl for every race this season, has the return call.

Pure Disco, the pacesetting winner of the Goldfinch, stretches out for trainer Tony Wilson following a pair of open sprint stakes in which she had mishaps at the break.

She stumbled at the start of the Regret on Aug. 5 at Monmouth and ran off after dumping jockey Daniel Centeno. Most recently, Pure Disco stumbled at the break on opening day of this meet in the Ready Jet Go and finished second.

Chuck Lopez gets the mount.

Jersey Gia looks to rebound on a return to the statebred ranks. Following her second to Jenny Bean Girl in the Jersey Girl, she was eased in an open allowance race at Monmouth and walked off the track.

Completing the field are Solar Powered, Excitable Miss, and Summer Sting.

Phoenix: Hills sends out strong pair

Trainer Tim Hills has two solid runners in the Phoenix at five furlongs in Send Me an Angel and Big City Danse. They run as separate wagering interests.

Big City Danse, who joined the Hills barn this year, is in her best form of the year, posting an allowance win last time out following three third-place finishes. The mare was a game second in last year's Phoenix, missing by only a neck.

Jose Lezcano, aboard for that near-miss last season, will ride.

Send Me an Angel returns to the turf following a fifth-place finish in the Ready Jet Go. Prior to that, she held on for a nose victory in Monmouth's Incredible Revenge Stakes. Elliott retains the mount.

* Al Delape has taken on the book of jockey Herb McCauley, who launched a comeback at the start of this meet after a nine-year absence due to a badly broken leg. Delape will also continue to book mounts for Pedro Cotto.