Updated on 09/16/2011 6:53AM

Peeping Tom may try Godolphin Mile


JAMAICA, N.Y. - , who rose from obscure claimer to Grade 1 winner, may attempt to conquer a new world.

Peeping Tom, who won last year's Grade 1 Carter Handicap, has been invited to run in the $1 million Godolphin Mile at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai on March 23, and trainer Pat Reynolds is seriously thinking about running.

"Any time I hear about all them zeroes I'm thinking about it," Reynolds said Friday. "That race is one million bucks."

Reynolds said he hadn't heard of any standout horses running in the Godolphin Mile, "but I haven't looked at it that closely."

It is uncertain whom Peeping Tom would run against in the Godolphin Mile. Among the U.S. invitees are Western Pride and I Love Silver. Godolphin's top prospect may be Express Tour, winner of the Jerome Handicap at Belmont last September. There is a race on Sunday at Nad Al Sheba that may yield a few contenders.

Peeping Tom, who was claimed for $40,000 in 2000, has a win and a pair of second-place finishes at a mile. The seconds came in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile and Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap.

Peeping Tom snapped a seven-race losing streak on Feb. 10, winning a classified six-furlong allowance race by a half-length at Aqueduct. Following the race, Reynolds said he might point Peeping Tom to the Toboggan Handicap at Aqueduct on March 16.

Peeping Tom has run his last 16 races on Lasix, an anti-bleeding medication that is not permitted for raceday use in Dubai. Reynolds said he didn't think that would deter him from running.

"It's always an issue when your horse gets used to running on certain things like Lasix or any prerace anti-inflammatories," Reynolds said. "It's not so much an issue if that's the way it is for everybody. If he's in good shape, at this point he can still do the hay, oats, and water route."

Late Carson heads Sunday feature

Late Carson, who has won the last five allowance races in which he has run, will try to make it six on Sunday when he tops a competitive 10-horse field entered in a six-furlong classified allowance race.

A 6-year-old son of Carson City, Late Carson is coming off a second-place finish to Wrangler in the Paumonok Handicap on Jan. 26. Wrangler came back to win last Monday's Grade 2 General George Handicap at Laurel Park. Overall, Late Carson has won six of his last nine starts dating back to Aug. 17, 2000. All three losses have come in stakes.

Late Carson will have to overcome top weight of 123 pounds - conceding three to eight pounds to the field - while breaking from the rail under Javier Castellano.

There are a bevy of potential upsetters ready to take on Late Carson, including the Scott Lake-trained coupled entry of Baltimore Gray and Fourth and Six, both of whom are coming back off extended layoffs. Baltimore Gray makes his first start since June 7, when he finished third in a $100,000 claiming event. Baltimore Gray is 4 for 7 over the inner oval.

Fourth and Six has not been out since winning the Evan Shipman Handicap for New York breds on July 22. He has been training well for Lake, but his 1-for-14 record over the inner track is disconcerting.

Shore Breeze is a live longshot for trainer Alan Goldberg. Shore Breeze was talented enough to beat subsequent stakes winner Ubiquity in an allowance race at Belmont last summer before tailing off at year's end. He makes his first start in four months for a trainer who is exceptional off the layoff.

Spin Zone out until Belmont meet

Spin Zone, a three-length winner of the Fred "Cappy" Capossela Stakes last month, is sidelined until at least May with a sore splint bone.

According to Chris Gardiner, who is overseeing trainer Ben Perkins's string of horses while Perkins serves a suspension, Spin Zone had his shin pin-fired on Monday and has been resting on a New Jersey farm. Spin Zone is likely to return to Gardiner's Belmont Park barn late next week and could resume light training in two weeks.

"It's nothing serious, just a little bump in the road," Gardiner said. "He'll be ready to go late in the spring. Right after the race we saw he was sore on it. If he was a $10,000 horse, you could work your way through it. We hope to have him ready for the summer and fall."

Spin Zone, a son of Wild Zone, has won his last three starts for Char-Marie Stable. Spin Zone began his career with trainer John Kimmel before being transferred to Perkins.