03/31/2006 12:00AM

Dutrow pair both warrant second look


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Though they have combined to lose their last 16 starts, the Richard Dutrow Jr.-trained uncoupled entry of Storm Minstrel and Slew Motion deserve serious consideration in Sunday's $60,000 Fickle Fanny Stakes at seven furlongs at Aqueduct.

, winless in 10 starts dating back to November 2004, will be making her third start for Dutrow. She finished seventh in the Dixie Flag Stakes on Jan. 16 before running a solid second behind Great Intentions in the Flip's Pleasure Stakes on Feb. 23.

"After her first start, we did a little hind-end work on her," Dutrow said. "I thought she trained good leading up to it, but when they hit a different gear maybe they can't push off as well. We fixed her hind end after the race and she ran much better."

, a daughter of Storm Cat, should also appreciate returning to the main track, where she has 2 wins and 2 seconds from 4 starts. Ramon Dominguez will ride Storm Minstrel from the rail.

Slew Motion, winless in her last six starts, has not been out since finishing fifth as the 6-5 favorite in the Twist Afleet Stakes over the inner track. Dutrow did not want to run Slew Motion back on the inner track, so he shipped her to south Florida. Dutrow did not find a suitable spot to run her in at Gulfstream, so at the beginning of March he shipped her back to New York, where she has trained steadily waiting for the main track to open.

Slew Motion, who has a win and a second in two starts over the main track, could be the main speed under Richard Migliore.

could be the horse to beat for trainer Mike Hushion. A New York-bred daughter of Honour and Glory, Sweet Sweet won her only start over Aqueduct's main track last April and then won her only start at seven furlongs in the Bouwerie Stakes at Belmont in May.

In her first start off a seven-month layoff, Sweet Sweet finished fifth in an open-company second-level allowance race before being run down late by Magnolia Jackson in the Broadway Handicap on March 12. Hushion scratched Sweet Sweet out of the Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap to await this.

Tiffany Touch, trained by Todd Pletcher, has 3 wins and 2 seconds from her last 5 starts. The last time she ran on the main track, she went gate to wire to win a New York-bred second-level allowance race.

Game Card and Pelham Bay complete the field.