Peeping Tom Captures Moseley With Late Rush
Updated: Monday, June 23, 2003 9:12 AM
(from track report)
Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2003 10:04 PM
Flatbird Stable's Peeping Tom used a powerful closing kick to run down My Cousin Matt and capture the $200,000 James B. Moseley Breeders'Cup Handicap by 1 3/4 length in front of 8,258 at Suffolk Downs.
A Grade I winner with more than $1 million in earnings, Peeping Tom, ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan for trainer Patrick Reynolds, tracked a fast early pace before taking the lead in mid-stretch, covering the six furlongs in 1:10.42.
"He's run against some strong competition this year and it takes exceptional horses to beat him. We beat some pretty fast customers in here," said Reynolds. "Given the right set-up, he's always tough. Shaun had him in a great spot right from the jumpstart."
My Cousin Matt, who had jockey Ramon Dominguez, who won four times on the 14-race card, took the lead from Tasty Caberneigh at the top of the stretch but could not hold off the winner. True Direction, the 7-5 favorite, held off Highway Prospector late for the show spot.
"I discussed it with (Reynolds) and he said he'd rather make a move on the outside," said Bridgmohan. "I was surprised to see My Cousin Matt ahead of me and True Direction was hung wide and no factor. My horse really kicked it in and ran a great race."
Peeping Tom has 11 career victories and paid $9.20, 3.20 and 2.20 as the third choice in the eight-horse field. My Cousin Matt was easily second best and returned 3.40 and 2.20. True Direction paid 2.20 in the show spot.
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