11/03/2006 1:00AM

Day Pass wires Nashua field


OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Benefiting from a postponement that afforded him extra rest, Darley Stable's promising 2-year-old Day Pass scored an impressive front-running victory in the Grade 3, $112,900 Nashua Stakes at Aqueduct.

Day Pass, a debut winner at Belmont Park on Oct. 7 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, would have been running back in a span of 22 days had the Nashua been run last Sunday as scheduled. But high winds pushed the race back five days, and Day Pass took advantage, winning by 4 1/4 lengths under a strong hand ride by Fernando Jara.

"I've never ridden a 2-year-old like him before," said Jara. "He's very exciting."

Day Pass stumbled at the start but quickly recovered to take the lead leaving the chute. He set fractions of 22.81 seconds, 45.68, and 1:10.51 - and was never seriously challenged through the stretch, completing the mile in 1:36.09 on a fast track. He paid $6.10 as the slight favorite over Cowtown Cat, who ran sixth.

Sightseeing rallied three wide from off the pace to take second over Xchanger and Pink Viper.

Earlier at Aqueduct, Successful Outlook also ran her record to 2 for 2, rallying four wide from just off the pace to win the Grade 3, $106,200 Tempted Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, also originally scheduled for last Sunday.

Successful Outlook was always within striking range as Changeisgonnacome set early fractions of 23.30 and 46.23, and took the lead approaching the stretch through six furlongs in 1:10.66. After encountering some resistance from Spectacular Malibu, Successful Outlook edged away late under Joe Bravo to win by 1 1/2 lengths in 1:37.36.

"She does everything so professionally," said Toby Sheets, assistant to trainer Scott Blasi. "We got a blessing with the delay. She was on the rail last time and outside this time, so it worked out great."

Five Star Daydream failed to fire and was a well-beaten third at odds-on.