Peeping Tom Back for Shot at Vosburgh

(Edited NYRA report)
A field of 11, which includes six stakes winners, has been entered in the $500,000 Vosburgh Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park Saturday.

Peeping Tom, winner of the Carter Handicap (gr. I) in the spring of 2001, will face stakes winners Gygistar, Proud Citizen, Posse, Papua, My Cousin Matt and five others in the 64th running of the Vosburgh.

Peeping Tom dislikes training in the heat, and after performing so well during the first half of the season, earned himself a vacation over the summer. He's back at Belmont now and has his sights set on the Vosburgh.

"We've only got two works in him, but I'll get a sharpener in him this week," Reynolds said. "He's the type of horse that if he's fit to go five and a half, will give you the extra eighth of a mile on guts. Horses will win if their hurt or sore, but no many will when they're not fit."

Peeping Tom, a former claimer, is two for 12 at Belmont. A good effort can earn him a trip to the Breeders' Cup Sprint on October 25.

"You'd have to consider the Breeders' Cup," Reynolds said. "If someone has a bad day, he's eligible to step up."

Posse, winner of the Riva Ridge Stakes (gr. II) on Belmont Stakes Day, breezed a half mile over Belmont's main track on Monday morningin :48 2/5.

Proud Citizen, the 2002 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) third-place finisher to War Emblem, will race with blinkers in the Vosburgh for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

1. Gygistar, Mark Hennig, John Velazquez, 126
2. Proud Citizen, D. Wayne Lukas, Gary Stevens, 126
3. Ghostzapper, Bobby Frankel, Javier Castellano, 123
4. Voodoo, Jimmy Jerkens, Jorge Chavez, 126
5. Peeping Tom, Pat Reynolds, Shaun Bridgmohan, 126
6. Posse, Steve Asmussen, Jerry Bailey, 123
7. Ajedrez, Wayne Catalano, Eusebio Razo Jr., 126
8. Highway Prospector, Mark Shuman, Jose Santos, 126
9. Papua, Mike Hushion, Edgar Prado, 126
10. My Cousin Matt, Scott Lake, Travis Dunkelberger, 126
11. Aggadan, Richard Dutrow Jr., Corey Nakatani, 126