Peeping Tom rated just off the pace set by Hook and Ladder and swept to the lead on the outside to post a 1 1/2-length victory in the $300,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I), Sunday's feature race on closing day of the Aqueduct meet. The winner earned his first grade I win and stopped the timer in 1:21.33 for the seven furlongs run on a fast track.
Say Florida Sandy was forced to check in traffic, then closed well once clear and finished second, 1 1/2 lengths in front of Hook and Ladder. Max's Pal, Stalwart Member, Bare Outline, and Conflict completed the order of finish.
With the win, Peeping Tom remains undefeated in four starts on the year, including victories in the General George (gr. II) and Toboggan Handicaps. His last defeat came in his final race as a 3-year-old when he finished second to El Corredor in the Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I).
Peeping Tom is trained by Patrick Reynolds and was ridden to victory by Shaun Bridgmohan. He earned owner Flatbird Stable $180,000 for the win, his eighth in 16 career starts. Peeping Tom (Eagle Eyed--Artful Pleasure, by Nasty and Bold) is a 4-year-old gelding bred in Kentucky by Finney and Taylor.
Peeping Tom paid $5.90, $3.20, and $2.20. Say Florida Sandy completed the $24.60 exacta and returned $4.70 and $2.60. Hook and Ladder was worth $2.40 to show. (Chart, Equibase