09/28/2004 12:00AM

Stellar Jayne heads field for Indiana Oaks


ANDERSON, Ind. - Two-time Grade 1 winner Stellar Jayne and Monmouth Oaks winner Capeside Lady head a field of nine entered on Tuesday for Friday evening's Grade 3, $400,000-added Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks at Hoosier Park.

The Indiana BC Oaks, contested at 1 1/16 miles, will be run as the ninth race with a post time of 9:45 p.m. Eastern.

Stellar Jayne posted Grade 1 wins in the Gazelle and Mother Goose at Belmont Park this year. Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, Stellar Jayne also won the Grade 3 Dogwood at Churchill Downs and finished second in a pair of Grade 1's, the Alabama and the Coaching Club Oaks. She has won 6 of 16 career starts and earned $846,551. Robby Albarado will ride from post 6.

Todd Pletcher will bring in Capeside Lady from her base at Monmouth Park with jockey Chris DeCarlo named to ride. Capeside Lady collected her initial graded win in the Grade 2 Monmouth BC Oaks. Over a muddy surface, she won by 6 1/2 lengths while earning a career-high 105 Beyer Speed Figure. She has won 5 of 8 career starts and nearly $325,000. She drew post 4 for the Oaks.

The complete field from the rail out consists of: Adobe Gold, Eddie Castro to ride; Family Business, Kevin Krigger; Slewpy's Storm, John Byrne; Capeside Lady; Lunes Grito, J.H. Delgado; Stellar Jayne; Daydreaming, John Velazquez; Lenatareese, Brice Blanc; and Storm's Darling, Eddie Martin Jr.

Lukas may enter two in derby

Saturday night's Grade 2, $500,000 Indiana Derby has a prospective field of 10. Lukas told racing secretary Butch Cook that he may enter two for the derby from his nominated trio of Come Out Smokin', Hasslefree, and Swift Attraction.

Perfect Moon will fly in from California this week for trainer Doug O'Neill. Others considered definite include Avid Skier, from the Dale Bennett barn; Brass Hat, trained by William Bradley; and Sir Shackleton for Nick Zito. Edgerrin, trained by Stanley Roberts, is expected to become just the second Indiana-bred to start in the Indiana Derby.

According to Cook, Bob Baffert was strongly looking at the race with Courageous Act. Pollard's Vision and Song of the Sword remained possible as of Tuesday morning.

Pennsylvania Derby winner Love of Money will run in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont instead of the Indiana Derby.