02/20/2004 12:00AM

Peeping Tom targets Toboggan again


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Peeping Tom, the winner of the 2001 Toboggan and last year's runner-up, will be back again when the Grade 3 Toboggan is run on March 13 at Aqueduct.

The $100,000-added Toboggan is run on the main track at seven furlongs.

Last Monday, Peeping Tom finished finished fourth as the third choice in the Grade 2 General George at Laurel Park. Peeping Tom, who won the 2001 General George, was beaten two lengths by Well Fancied, who set the pace. Peeping Tom entered the stretch six-wide and was running well in the final yards.

"He ran a good race on a holding-speed track," said Pat Reynolds, Peeping Tom's trainer. "The winner got loose and wasn't pressed by Badge of Silver. The winner is a good horse who ran a good race. I'm happy our horse pulled up great and is in fine fettle."

In his start prior to the General George, Peeping Tom, a 7-year-old, won the Paumonok Handicap at Aqueduct on Jan. 24.

Shawklit Mint retired

Reynolds said Shawklit Mint, a Grade 2 winner for Flatbird Stable, which also owns Peeping Tom, was recently sold and retired. Shawklit Mint, who won the Grade 2 Vagrancy at Belmont Park last June, was sold privately as a broodmare prospect by Flatbird.

Shawklit Mint, a 6-year-old New York-bred daughter of Air Forbes Won, also won the Broadway Handicap at Aqueduct last year. She retired with earnings of $464,654 and with a record of 10-4-6 from 29 starts.

Shawklit Mint's stall was filled following Friday's first race when Reynolds claimed Two Bayou for $60,000 from trainer Allen Iwinski and Preferred Pals Stable for Flatbird Stable. Two Bayou, a 3-year-old Two Punch filly, won the race by 5 3/4 lengths.

Reynolds was also at the claim box on Thursday at Gulfstream Park for owner Paul Pompa Jr. Reynolds recently began training several horses for Pompa. Pompa's previous trainer, Rene Araya, became a jockey agent earlier this month. Reynolds claimed Costly Castle, a New York-bred 3-year-old gelding, for $60,000 for Pompa out of Gulfstream's seventh race.

"I have five for [Pompa] and soon it will be six or seven," Reynolds said. "He's looking to get geared up for the spring by claiming horses. He's had success with high-priced claimers in the past."

Song of the Sword now 2 for 2

Song of the Sword, a promising 3-year-old Unbridled's Song colt, remained undefeated after winning his second start in Friday's eighth race.

Ridden by Richard Migliore, Song of the Sword ($8) won the allowance race by three lengths and covered the mile and 70 yards in 1:41.62 over a fast track.

Owned by Paraneck Stable and trained by Jennifer Pedersen, Song of the Sword won his career debut 16 days earlier by 3 3/4 lengths in a sprint race.

'Exclusively' tops Busher probables

Exclusively Wild, who easily won the Nijana Stakes in her last start, is among seven horses the racing office has listed as probable to start in next Saturday's $75,000 Busher Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

The other expected starters for the 1 1/16-mile Busher are Please Take Me Out, Classic Example, Fond, My Ish Kee, Showmesomelove, and Taittinger Rose. Beau Watch and Mistda are listed as possible starters.