11/08/2004 1:00AM

Aqueduct: Accurate benefits from fast pace


Fast early fractions hurt the chances of Summerland, and Accurate was the beneficiary in the $125,000 division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct.

Accurate, under Norberto Arroyo, was a neck winner over Summerland. It was another four lengths back to Distinctive Trick in third in the six-furlong race for 2-year-old sons of New York stallions.

Summerland dueled with Rob's Boy Matt through a quarter-mile in a spirited 21.98 seconds and a half-mile in 45.27. Summerland, the second choice, had a 1 1/2-length lead with a furlong remaining, but Accurate dove to the rail in the final yards and was up in time. Western Galaxy, the favorite, got off to a bad start and finished fifth.

Accurate ($9.40) covered the distance in 1:11.22 over a fast track.

Steve Klesaris trains Accurate for Puglisi Stables. Accurate is a son of Precise End and was bred by Sez Who Thoroughbreds.

* Two races earlier, in the $125,000 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, Karakorum Splendor ($4.30) was a 3 3/4-length winner over Avery Hall.

* Pa Pa Da ($11) earned his first stakes win in the $100,000 Cormorant division of the New York Stallion Stakes. Under Jose Espinoza, Pa Pa Da, racing with blinkers for the first time, held on for a half-length win over Thanasi.

* It took Kevin's Decision ($21.80) 15 tries before she broke through the maiden ranks, but two starts later, in her stakes debut, she won the $100,000 Perfect Arc division of the New York Stallion Stakes.