10/26/2006 11:00PM

Five Star Daydream stretches out


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Thus far, trainer Shug McGaughey has been in no hurry to run his talented juvenile filly Five Star Daydream beyond six furlongs or in a graded stakes.

Sunday, in her fifth career start, Five Star Daydream will stretch out to a mile and make her graded-stakes debut in the Grade 3, $100,000 Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct. Five Star Daydream, a daughter of Five Star Day, brings a three-race winning streak into the Tempted, where she'll face four rivals. The Tempted will go as race 3 on the card.

After finishing second to Magical Ride in a five-furlong maiden race at Belmont Park in July, Five Star Daydream won a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race at Saratoga, a first-level allowance race at Belmont, and an overnight stakes at Belmont. McGaughey believes Five Star Daydream has talent, but he's felt the best way to bring it out of her has been to proceed slowly.

"I looked for alternatives but there really isn't any,'' said McGaughey, who has won this race three times. "I hate to run her around two turns too quick, but if she runs good here then I can have an excuse to run her two turns in the Demoiselle.''

In her first-level allowance win, Five Star Daydream showed the ability to rate, a running style that may serve her well in the Tempted. Five Star Daydream will break from post 2 under Edgar Prado.

Successful Outlook, Changeisgonnacome, and Spectacular Malibu all have shown speed in their victories. Tell It as It Is closed from last to win a seven-furlong maiden race over Woodbine's Polytrack.

Successful Outlook, a large daughter of Orientate, showed promise winning her debut going seven furlongs at Belmont on Oct. 1. She was hustled to the front under John Velazquez then cruised uncontested while drawing off to a 5 1/2-length victory. Velazquez did hit her twice to keep her focused in the late stages of that race.

Successful Outlook, trained by Scott Blasi, again draws the rail, which might force Velazquez to send her coming out of the gate again.

The Maryland-based trainer Michael Trombetta entered both Changeisgonnacome and Spectacular Malibu, but isn't sure that both will run. Changeisgonnacome, who won the off-the-turf P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga, was also entered in Saturday's Blue Hen Stakes at Delaware Park.

Changeisgonnacome finished seventh in the Grade 3 Mazarine Breeders' Cup at Woodbine, and Trombetta is hoping that poor performance can be chalked up to the Polytrack.

Spectacular Moon, a Maryland-bred daughter of Malibu Moon, is 2 for 2, including a 3 3/4-length score in the Maryland Million Lassie two weeks ago.

"She showed some ability to rate,'' Trombetta said. "I don't know if she quite stacks up against these horses, but I'm sure willing to find out.''

Breeders' Cup Day schedule

The decision by the New York Racing Association to postpone Saturday's Knickerbocker Handicap and reschedule it for next Saturday brings about a change in Aqueduct's schedule for Breeders' Cup Day.

Instead of conducting five races and being finished by 2 p.m., Aqueduct will now run six races, beginning at 11:35 a.m., with the last race going off at 2:47 p.m.

Three of Aqueduct's six races will be stakes, including the Grade 2 Long Island Handicap, the Grade 3 Turnback the Alarm, and the Gradeo3 Knickerbocker.

First Defence works fast

First Defence, a Juddmonte Farms homebred son of Grade 1 winners Unbridled's Song and Honest Lady, worked a strong five furlongs in 59.88 seconds over Belmont's main track on Friday. Jockey Javier Castellano was aboard for the work, the fastest of 21 at the distance.

First Defence, who won an off-the-turf six-furlong maiden race at Belmont on Oct. 13, was to ship to Churchill Downs on Sunday where he will be pointed for a first-level allowance race at 1 1/16 miles early in the meet.

Though First Defence won his debut by 8 1/4 lengths and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 86, trainer Bobby Frankel remains low-key.

"He ran nice, he looked good, but I'm a realist,'' Frankel said. "He beat nothing, it was an off the turf race. This [next race] will tell better. We liked him a lot the first time we ran him.''

In his debut, at Saratoga, First Defence ran fourth, but did not have the best of trips.

Gallagher's seminar and art show

Gallagher's, the popular steakhouse in Manhattan, will host two racing-related events the next two weeks.

At noon on Tuesday, Gallagher's hosts a Breeders' Cup handicapping seminar, featuring handicappers from several New York newspapers as well as Daily Racing Form's Alan Shuback and Dan Illman.

For a $50 fee, part of which goes to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, fans get a three-course meal, the handicapping seminar, and complimentary issues of the Form's Breeders' Cup advance edition featuring lifetime past performances of all Breeders' Cup runners.

On Nov. 13, from 6-9 p.m., Gallagher's will host "Canvas of Stars," an unveiling of renowned racing artist Peb's work. Proceeds will benefit the TRF and the Amateur Riders Club of America. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. For reservations to both events, call 212-956-4328.

* Eddie Martin Jr., who has been riding regularly in the Midwest, joined the New York riding colony on Friday, going 0 for 2 in his Aqueduct debut. Martin, who is sitting on 2,994 career wins, is being represented by Chuck Delpreto.

*Jockey Jose Espinoza began serving a three-day suspension on Friday for careless riding in the first race on Belmont on Oct. 20. The suspension was reduced from seven days because Espinoza waived his right of appeal.