12/01/2001 12:00AM

Mass Derby will be one-horse show

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EAST BOSTON, Mass. - Jini's Jet will be a very short price when he tops a field of eight registered Massachusetts-breds in Monday's $25,000 Massachusetts Derby.

Jini's Jet, who is owned by Krystyna Stable and Anthony Spadea, towers over his rivals in talent and accomplishments and not even the 127 pounds he will have to carry over the 1 1/16 miles should keep him from picking up his fifth win of the year. Dyn Panell will again be in the saddle.

Jini's Jet, who is a son of A. P Jet and the prolific producer Lady Scotus, used his speed when he defeated top allowance company in his two latest Suffolk appearances. Both races were around two turns and the fields were made up of much stronger competition than what the chestnut colt will find Monday.

Trainer Karl Grusmark took Jini's Jet to Aqueduct for his latest outing where he was dismissed in the wagering in a division of the New York Stallion Series. Jini's Jet set the pace into the stretch but he was passed by Union One entering the final furlong and had to settle for the place spot in the $100,000 race.

Jini's Jet has won six of 12 career starts, including 4 of 6 at Suffolk. He flashed his speed in a rapid five-furlong work here last week and is on edge.

The race is for the place spot in the Mass Derby and with a field that includes three maidens and two others who are eligible for lifetime conditions, Jamie's Melody looks like the logical pick. A Red Scamper colt, he has won three claiming races this year, the most recent of which came three starts back when he downed $12,500 3-year-olds at six furlongs.

Brown Id Girl, a Blushing Stage filly, is an allowance winner and seems capable of gaining a share of the purse.