10/12/2006 11:00PM

No need to rush Five Star Daydream


Shug McGaughey toyed with the idea of running Five Star Daydream in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette Stakes. But McGaughey does not want to get in a hurry with her and instead took a more conservative route.

McGaughey entered Five Star Daydream in Sunday’s $65,000 Hot Milk Stakes at Belmont, where she looks to have five rivals at her mercy in the six-furlong race. Five Star Daydream, a 2-year-old daughter of Five Star Day, comes in off back-to-back sprint victories after a second-place finish to Magical Ride in her debut here in July.

“I think she’s made great strides since Saratoga,” McGaughey said. “I think she could probably fit in the Frizette, but if I was wrong I could be really wrong. I sort of hated to throw her in going a mile. I think I’ll run her short, and if she runs good maybe I’ll run her back in the Tempted.”

The Tempted, a Grade 3 run as a one-turn mile, is scheduled for Oct.?29 at Aqueduct.

Edgar Prado will ride Five Star Daydream from post 5 on Sunday. Her biggest challenge could come from Miss Shipley, who finished third behind Five Star Daydream in a first-level allowance race here Sept. 24.

Others entered to run include My Lovely Lesley, Becky’s Flute, Acadia Breeze, and Lia’s Luck.

Remarkable News done for the year

Remarkable News, winner of the Fourstardave Handicap and the runner-up in the Grade 1 Shadwell Mile, will get a break and be pointed to a 5-year-old campaign in 2007, trainer Angel Penna said.

“We’ll give him a couple of months off, refresh and refuel, and hopefully we’ll try again next year,” Penna said.

Remarkable News, a Venezuelan-bred who was not nominated to the Breeders’ Cup, ran eight times this year, winning allowance races at Gulfstream Park and Keeneland and stakes races at Woodbine and Saratoga. Remarkable News finished fifth in the Woodbine Mile and was second to Aussie Rules in the Shadwell at Keeneland last Saturday.

“The race at Keeneland I’m extremely happy about,” Penna said. “He just got beat by a very good horse. When you get beat by a good horse there’s nothing to complain about. I’m really pleased with him, very happy with his campaign.”

Penna said Remarkable News would get 45 days on a farm in Ocala, Fla., and he would probably pick him up when he sends his horses to south Florida for the winter.

Sir Greeley, Songster eye Sport Page

Sir Greeley and Songster will be pointed to the Grade 3, $150,000 Sport Page Handicap at Aqueduct on Oct. 28.

Sir Greeley has not run since finishing sixth in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park on May 29. Following that race, Sir Greeley was a bit sore and was given some time off on a Long Island farm.

“He was just sore,” said trainer Jimmy Jerkens. “He wasn’t eligible for anything, so I couldn’t see bringing him to Saratoga and training him all summer and not running. So we turned him out on the farm.”

Sir Greeley shows three works since Sept. 19, including a bullet four-furlong move in 47.23 seconds over the Belmont training track Tuesday.

“He went a little faster than I wanted the other day, but it’s a good sign when he does something like that,” Jerkens said.

Sir Greeley won the Grade 3 Westchester Handicap at Belmont and was second, beaten a neck by Bishop Court Hill, in the Grade 1 Carter at Aqueduct in April.

Songster, winner of the Woody Stephens Breeders’ Cup here on Belmont Day, was scratched from last Saturday’s Gallant Bob Handicap at Philadelphia Park because of trainer Tom Albertrani’s fears of a wet track. The Sport Page would be Songster’s final race of the year.

Tesher lives across from crash site

Trainer Howie Tesher lives in a Manhattan apartment complex across the street from where a Cirrus SR20 plane crashed into a high-rise on Wednesday, killing the plane’s two occupants, including New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle.

Tesher, 61, was not at his apartment at the time. When he arrived back after running some errands, he saw a commotion on his block. Tesher had his cell phone turned off, and when he activated it he had several phone messages waiting for him from concerned friends and relatives.

“It went right by my home,” Tesher said. “I had just come back; I didn’t know what happened. You couldn’t get to my apartment. I must have had 20 calls from people asking me if I was all right.”

Imperial Reign hurt, likely finished

Imperial Reign, a $1 million 2-year-old-in-training purchase by Darley Stable, suffered a fractured sesamoid while training toward a start in Saturday’s Frizette, trainer Eoin Harty said. She will most likely be retired.

Imperial Reign finished second to Five Star Daydream in an Aug. 10 maiden race at Saratoga. She came back to win her maiden Sept. 3. Imperial Reign is a daughter of Indian Charlie out of the mare V Sign.