11/02/2007 11:00PM

Suave Jazz stalks, pounces, wins

EmailSuave Jazz once again showed his liking for the Delaware Park racing surface, rallying from just off the pace to a hard-fought head decision over a game Banjo Picker in Saturday's $100,000 Vincent Moscarelli Memorial Stakes.

Suave Jazz stalked the pace from the outset of the six-furlong Moscarelli before wearing down a stubborn Banjo Picker nearing the wire for his fourth victory in five starts at Delaware. The win was the fifth in nine tries this year for Suave Jazz, a son of Suave Prospect who has not finished worse than second in 2007.

Ramon Dominguez rode Suave Jazz, who returned $4 and ran the six furlongs in 1:11.27 over a fast track. Anthony Dutrow trains the winner for owner Michael Dubb.

Bound Notebook finished a hard-luck third, another length behind Banjo Picker, following a very rough trip that had jockey Mario Pino steadying repeatedly while blocked behind the top pair in deep stretch. Pino was seeking his 5,999th career victory in the Moscarelli.