Updated on 09/17/2011 10:34AM

Peter Pan a prep race? Not really.

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Trainer Pat Reynolds expects his horse Alysweep to be on or near the lead in Saturday's $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes.

ELMONT, N.Y. - The stars and other supporting characters appear already to be in place for the 135th running of the Belmont Stakes, to be run on June 7. Saturday's $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes may serve only to provide some minor players to the cast of the last leg of the Triple Crown.

Six were entered for the Grade 2 Peter Pan, which has produced five Belmont Stakes winners since 1979. Of the sextet, only three are nominated to the Triple Crown. The connections of the other three would have to put up a $100,000 supplemental fee plus $20,000 in entry fees to run in the 12-furlong Belmont. That would mean their horse would have to finish second or better to make it a profitable venture.

On Thursday, trainer Ken McPeek revealed that Best Minister, winner of the Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico on Preakness Day, would be supplemented to the Belmont for $100,000, bringing the number of definite Belmont Stakes starters to eight. The others include Atswhatimtalknbout, Colita, Dynever, Empire Maker, Funny Cide, Scrimshaw, and Ten Most Wanted. Midway Road and Outta Here remain possible.

Of the Peter Pan entrants, Alysweep, Christine's Outlaw, or Supervisor could convince their connections to run in the Belmont with a strong performance. Nacheezmo, Spite the Devil, and Go Rockin' Robin are not nominated and would not likely be supplemented, their connections said.

Christine's Outlaw figures to be the favorite in the Peter Pan, run at nine furlongs over Belmont's main track. Christine's Outlaw will break from post 2 under Eibar Coa, and could work out a nice stalking trip behind Alysweep or Nacheezmo.

Christine's Outlaw, owned by Randy Hill and trained by George Weaver, has not run since finishing third in the Arkansas Derby on April 12, and has made just four starts in his career.

Weaver, a former assistant to Todd Pletcher, held Christine's Outlaw out of the first two legs of the Triple Crown because, he said, "We'd like to have a horse for the whole year."

After winning his maiden impressively at Gulfstream in January, Christine's Outlaw was a well-beaten sixth in an entry-level allowance race, seemingly not enjoying dirt being kicked in his face. He raced on the pace in clearing the entry-level allowance condition on the Florida Derby undercard at Gulfstream before finishing third in the Arkansas Derby.

Weaver said Christine's Outlaw handled dirt in his face in the Arkansas Derby, finishing third behind Sir Cherokee and Eugene's Third Son. Weaver, who is based at Saratoga, said the Peter Pan has been his objective for weeks.

"One of the reasons I really like the Peter Pan is it gives our horse a chance to run against a better caliber of horse," Weaver said. "It's a one-turn mile and an eighth and there's a good half-mile before we get to the bend, so he should be able to get in the clear. I'm not interested in going to the front but we will let him know he needs to get into the race."

Alysweep, a son of End Sweep, won the two-turn Gotham Stakes in gate-to-wire fashion in March, but was removed from Kentucky Derby consideration when he was beaten 23 3/4 lengths in the Illinois Derby. Trainer Pat Reynolds took the blinkers off Alysweep and he ran a much-improved second from off a hot early pace. Reynolds believes Alysweep is better when allowed to run free early, and he expects his horse to be on or near the lead Saturday.

Jerry Bailey, who won the 1998 Peter Pan aboard Grand Slam, has the call on Alysweep.

Supervisor is only 2 for 14, and his claim to fame is finishing ahead of Funny Cide when the two were fourth and fifth in the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream. Trained by Manny Tortora in Florida, Supervisor has been transferred to Linda Rice by owner Rodney Lundock.

Supervisor, a son of Skip Trial, is coming off a 5 1/4-length victory in an optional claimer at Calder in April over a track labeled good.

"It looks to me like his last race was his best race," Rice said. "He has acclimated very well, settled in beautifully. I'm excited about running him."

Spite the Devil, trained by Allen Jerkens for his wife, Elisabeth, won the Withers from off the pace with the addition of blinkers. Jerkens is not sure Spite the Devil will get the nine furlongs.

Nacheezmo is 2 for 2 since trainer James Bond removed the blinkers from his equipment. He won an entry-level allowance race in the mud at Aqueduct on Wood Memorial Day.

Go Rockin Robin is a New York-bred son of Distorted Humor who defeated an open company in his last start. His two best Beyer Speed Figures have come at nine furlongs. Shaun Bridgmohan takes over from Mike Luzzi, who is riding at Monmouth Saturday.

In other Belmont developments:

* Trainer Ken McPeek and the Lexington-based syndicate that owns Best Minister have decided to "definitely go on and run the colt in the Belmont," McPeek said Thursday.

Best Minister, by Deputy Minister, was an easy winner of his last two starts, an April maiden race at Keeneland and the Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico on Preakness Day. Last year, McPeek won the Sir Barton with Sarava, who at 70-1 is the longest-priced winner in Belmont Stakes history.

Best Minister is owned by the Phillips Racing Partnership, a group headed by Darby Dan Farm owner John Phillips. Other members of the partnership are John Henderson, Dan Issel, Frances Whitman, and Don Blevins.

McPeek plans to ship Best Minister to Belmont on Tuesday in order to get one workout over the track. McPeek used the same schedule last year with Sarava. McPeek said he would offer the Belmont mount to Shane Sellers.

* For the second straight day, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide cantered the wrong way once around Belmont's sloppy 1 1/2-mile oval.

* Midway Road, the Preakness runner-up, jogged the last two mornings at Churchill Downs. Trainer Neil Howard said "we still want to be on the list as a possible" for the Belmont.

- additional reporting by Marty McGee