02/15/2008 12:00AM

How about two stakes in 48 hours?


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Stormin' Normandy has raced only six times in 18 months. If things work out the way trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. hopes, Stormin' Normandy could race twice in 48 hours this holiday weekend.

Dutrow said Wednesday he plans to run Stormin' Normandy in Saturday's $75,000 Hollie Hughes Stakes for New York-breds at Aqueduct. If all goes well, Stormin' Normandy could run back in Monday's Grade 2, $300,000 General George Handicap at Laurel Park.

"I don't want to pass this race up in his own backyard where it looks like he's supposed to win," Dutrow said. "I'm very happy with the horse. I'm going to see what happens here Saturday before I make any decisions. I'm definitely entering the General George with him."

Entries for the General George were scheduled to be taken on Thursday.

Stormin' Normandy, a son of Stormin Fever, began his career with D. Wayne Lukas, finishing fifth and ninth in maiden races as a 2-year-old. Since being turned over to Dutrow, Stormin' Normandy has finished first in all four of his starts - all against New York-breds - though he was disqualified from first and placed second for interference in last October's Hudson Handicap at Belmont. Since joining Dutrow's stable, Stormin' Normandy was sold from Circle C Group Stables to a group headed by International Equine Acquisitions Holdings Inc., for whom he has made his last three starts.

Since the Hudson, Stormin' Normandy has run once, winning a second-level statebred allowance as the 1-2 favorite under Rudy Rodriguez by 1 1/4 lengths going 5 1/2 furlongs here on Jan. 12.

"I was satisfied with that race, it looks like Rudy had them every step; he won like he should have," Dutrow said.

Stormin' Normandy will be the co-highweight in the Hollie Hughes at 120 pounds along with Gold and Roses. Others pointing to the six-furlong race are Premium Wine, Good Card, and Indian Camp. Possible starters include Executive Search, Prince of Peace, and Whistlin'.

Dutrow newcomer to Dearly Precious

Dutrow has taken over the training of the undefeated Mikeslittlegirl, who is being pointed to Sunday's $75,000 Dearly Precious Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Mikeslittlegirl, a daughter of Cape Canaveral, has won all three of her starts, all at Charles Town and at 4 1/2 furlongs. The wins came for trainer and part-owner Ernest Haynes.

Dutrow said he has only had the filly for about two weeks, but is happy with what he has seen.

"I like having her in the barn, she's a nice filly," Dutrow said. "I heard she ran big last time, got in trouble and got the job done. So it looks like she's okay. She's a nice-looking filly and she's been training good."

As of Wednesday, the only other confirmed starters for the Dearly Precious were Dill or No Dill and Sherine. Possibilities included Carolyn's Cat, Daguerreotype, and Darling Monique.

Capossela tops holiday card

Aqueduct will host a nine-race Presidents Day card on Monday topped by the $75,000 Fred "Cappy" Capossella Stakes for 3-year-olds at six furlongs.

The Capossella is shaping up like last month's Jimmy Winkfield Stakes, won by Go Go Shoot. Law n Dora and Accredit, second and third in the Winkfield, are likely to run back in the Capossela. Also under consideration are Laysh Laysh Laysh and Red Reef.

Conditions, pace favor Callmetony

Callmetony enjoyed a productive 6-year-old campaign in 2007 in large part due to his success in starter handicap races at six furlongs. Friday, Callmetony kicks off his 7-year-old campaign in a $50,000 starter handicap for horses who have raced for $25,000 or less at least once since 2005.

Callmetony reeled off three consecutive victories in similar spots at Belmont last summer. He has run well over Aqueduct's inner track, finishing first, second, or third in 7 of 9 starts.

Callmetony, trained by Bruce Levine, figures to stalk a contested pace with Tater Tutt, Hesgoodwithmoney, and Debussy in the field.

Lemons of Love, who was beaten a head by Grand Champion in the Maryland Million Sprint Handicap, is another who will benefit from a lively pace. He will break from the rail under C.C. Lopez.