POMONA, Calif. &ndash; There was a fuss at Del Mar this summer when Cactus Jane won her debut in a $40,000 maiden claimer, despite one month without a published workout.\r\nSeveral bettors were annoyed the filly ran well despite the absence of recent workouts. Cactus Jane won clear under Victor Espinoza, and returned $14.80 as trainer Adam Kitchingman celebrated his birthday with what some perceived as a betting coup.\r\nMeanwhile, trainer Mike Puype was not annoyed. He was inquisitive. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think I&rsquo;ve ever seen a horse win [first out] without a work in 27 days,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It made me wonder if maybe they were taking an edge&rdquo; by running for a $40,000 claim tag.\r\nPuype logged onto the Barretts website, where video of Cactus Jane breezing for an auction at Barretts was available. Puype liked what he saw, and dropped a claim for $40,000 for Cactus Jane for her Aug. 8 debut. Her last published workout was July 11.\r\n&ldquo;I knew she was eligible for the Barretts Debutante, which would give a chance [to earn back her purchase price],&rdquo; Puype said.\r\nHis suspicious were validated when Cactus Jane won by 2 1/2 lengths.\r\nSaturday at Fairplex Park, Puype and owners Cedair and Janet Dante will try to hit a home run with second-time starter Cactus Jane, a contender in the $115,000 Barretts Debutante for 2-year-old fillies that were offered for sale at Barretts.\r\nEight entered the 6 1/2-furlong stakes; Cactus Jane and jockey David Flores figure no lower than fourth choice. Other leading contenders include Dearly Concerned, winner of a $62,500 maiden-claiming race; True Way of Grace, a maiden compromised by trouble last out; and Brazzle Dazzle, winner of a $28,000-32,000 maiden claimer.\r\nThe apparent work gap by Cactus Jane later was revised. Works not previously recorded are now included in her official record. Clockers uncovered a half-mile drill July 25 and a six-furlong workout July 31. Neither workout had been published by track clockers prior to the filly&rsquo;s debut.\r\nPuype said Cactus Jane is ready. &ldquo;She&rsquo;ll run well,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;And there was no other place to run&rdquo; other than the stake.\r\nDearly Concerned won a maiden race with a 67 Beyer, and is the likely favorite for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and jockey Martin Pedroza. A troubled third-place finish last out by True Way of Grace stamps her as a potential upsetter for trainer Alexis Barba and jockey Paul Atkinson.