09/17/2008 11:00PM

Cavallo Pazzo looms a serious late threat


Tony Dutrow doesn't have a horse to run in Saturday's $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap, but he hopes to have an impact in the three undercard stakes on the 11-race Suffolk Downs program.

Dutrow entered five horses in the other three stakes, though all are not likely to run. Of the two horses he entered in the $100,000 James B. Moseley Sprint Handicap, Dutrow said he is more likely to run Cavallo Pazzo while scratching morning-line favorite Suave Jazz from the six-furlong sprint.

Cavallo Pazzo, a 5-year-old gelded son of Mt. Livermore, has two wins and a second from three dirt starts since returning from a shin injury that kept him away from the races for 16 months. His most impressive race was his last, when he came from off the pace to defeat a quality field in a Delaware Park allowance race, running six furlongs in 1:08.83 and earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 98.

"I'm very satisfied he did come back like you hoped he would,'' Dutrow said. "Visually, his last race was very impressive.''

Cavallo Pazzo will most likely have to run down Real Estate, who enters the Moseley off a last-place finish in the Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga. In that race, he broke outwardly, bumped with another horse, then stumbled a few strides into the race. Prior to that, Real Estate won two allowance races in front-running fashion and finds a field without much early speed.

Gold and Roses, a multiple stakes-winning New York-bred, seeks to regain his form in his first start for new trainer Richard Schosberg. Joey Carson, now trained by Mark Shuman, comes in off a 2 1/4-length victory in a Pennsylvania-bred stakes at Philadelphia Park.

Also on the card:

* Nijinsky Bullet gives the local contingent their best chance of a stakes win when she heads a field of nine fillies and mares entered in the $50,000 Drumtop at six furlongs. Nijinsky Bullet has won her last three starts at Suffolk and is 9 for 17 overall over the track.

Her stiffest competition figures to come from the Nick Zito-trained Thunders Dove and either the speedy Labadeel or Intentional Fever, both trained by Dutrow.

* Though Sly won a second-level allowance on dirt last time out at Philadelphia Park, Dutrow said he believes she is better on the turf and hopes to prove that in the $50,000 Robert M. O'Malley Memorial at five furlongs on the grass.

Hollywood Left wheels back on six days' rest for trainer Pat Reynolds and is a five-time winner going five furlongs on turf.