10/12/2005 11:00PM

Meadowlands: Miss Liberty on dirt


The Meadowlands Racetrack will try to salvage one full program this week with a Saturday night card that features the $55,000 Miss Liberty Stakes.

The Meadowlands ran only three races Tuesday afternoon and lost the Wednesday through Friday night cards because of persistent rainfall in the New York metropolitan area.

The race office advised horsemen at the time of entry Thursday morning that the Miss Liberty Stakes, a mile and 70-yard race for 3-year-old fillies, was shifting to the main track.

Trainer Mike Farro said he was ready to enter Joyful Jackie on either surface.

"We've got to find out how good she is," said Farro, who trains the New Jersey division for his wife, Patricia. "She's run great every single time we've run her."

Joyful Jackie faces six rivals in the lone stakes of the evening. The $50,000 King Bold Reality, a five-furlong race, did not fill after it was switched to the main track. Stakes coordinator Mike Melendez said the King Bold Reality could be brought back next weekend if the turf course finally gets a chance to dry out.

Joyful Jackie has run seven straight solid races, with six coming on the grass. Her latest effort was her best. She dueled for the lead on the turf at Delaware Park before gradually drawing away to a 1 3/4-length allowance victory. She earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 88.

Her lone dirt try in that span came at Monmouth Park on July 1, when she set the pace only to be collared in deep stretch and beaten by a neck.

"She will run good on either turf or dirt," Farro said. "We're just hoping the track is safe enough to run, but we're ready to go."

While Joyful Jackie makes her stakes debut, Toll Taker and I'mtoogoodtobetrue have been down the stakes road before.

Toll Taker, winner of Monmouth's off-the-turf Boiling Springs Stakes in late May, will try to bounce back from a poor effort in the Grade 2 Cotillion Handicap at Philadelphia Park.

I'mtoogoodtobetrue was entered in the Big M's Queen Lib Stakes for New Jersey-breds on the canceled Friday card. She made her last two starts in statebred handicaps at Monmouth Park, winning the Girl Powder and finishing third most recently in the Jersey Girl.