Updated on 09/17/2011 10:06AM

Affirmed Success again!

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Affirmed Success, under Richard Migliore, wins the Grade 3 Toboggan Saturday for a second straight year.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Affirmed Success, showing no signs of slowing down at age 9, won his second consecutive Toboggan Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct.

Under Richard Migliore, Affirmed Success, the 8-5 favorite, caught the loose-on-the-lead Captain Red past the eighth pole for a length win over Peeping Tom, who closed for second after being in tight quarters in deep stretch. It was three-quarters of a length back to Captain Red in third in the $109,100 race.

Shaun Bridgmohan, Peeping Tom's rider, claimed foul against the winner, but the stewards took no action.

Affirmed Success ($5.50) ran the six furlongs in 1:09.09 on a fast track.

Owned and bred by Albert Fried Jr., Affirmed Success has been trained throughout his career by Richard Schosberg.

"We've had great horses in the barn in the past, but this is a special animal," Schosberg said.

In Affirmed Success's last start, Migliore backed the gelding out of a slim opening on the rail and finished between horses. Affirmed Success was third in the allowance race, which was won by Captain Red.

"I felt really bad how it worked out last time," said Migliore, who also won the Broadway on Shawklit Mint one race before the Toboggan. "It bolstered my confidence that Mr. Fried and [Schosberg] understood."

For Migliore, it was his fifth victory in the Toboggan. Affirmed Success, who has $2,274,815 in earnings, is the oldest horse to win the Toboggan, which was first run in 1890.

Schosberg will point Affirmed Success to a defense of his Carter title on April 12.

* Consistency has been Shawklit Mint's strong suit, but the filly had never won a stakes race until Saturday's $81,600 Broadway Handicap.

Shawklit Mint wore down Boundanddetermined for a 1 3/4-length win in the six-furlong Broadway. She's Got the Beat closed for third, a half-length length behind the runner-up, in the seven-horse field of New York-bred fillies and mares.

Shawklit Mint, the 3-5 favorite, carried top weight of 123 pounds.

"There's always that question when they carry that weight," said Pat Reynolds, Shawklit Mint's trainer.

Shawklit Mint ($3.30) covered the distance in 1:10.45.