Tonalist Headlines Peter Pan at Belmont Park

Tonalist, whose Kentucky Derby prospects were dashed after developing a lung infection prior to the Wood Memorial in early April, could earn a ticket to the third leg of the Triple Crown with a strong performance in the Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan at Belmont Park on Saturday for trainer Christophe Clement.

A long-time prep for the Belmont Stakes, scheduled this year for June 7, the Peter Pan has attracted a field of seven to go 1 1/8 miles.

Sunday will play host to a trio of graded runs at Belmont, led by the $400,000 Man o’War S. (G1). A fine group is assembling for this turf marathon in what could be a fine betting race.  Imagining is a four-time winner on the Belmont lawn and will look to break through at this level for Shug McGaughey.

Grade 1 queen Dreaming of Julia will make her first start in more than a year when leading a sharp field in the $250,000 Ruffian S. (G2). Trained by Todd Pletcher, the four-year-old ran against the best of her division for two years and she often fires big while fresh, making her possibly the one to beat in her first with elders.

In the $150,000 Westchester S. (G3), reigning Belmont S. (G1) champ and leading handicap horse Palace Malice looks like a standout in his prep for the Met Mile (G1). The Todd Pletcher-trained son of Curlin has been especially impressive from a pair of tries this campaign and will be impossible to beat with his best on the distance cut back.

2014 G2 $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes Information (Click here for FREE Peter Pan Stakes PP's courtesy of

Date: Saturday, May 10
Where:  Belmont Park, New York
Post Time: 5:28pm ET/2:28pm PT
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Distance: 1 1/8 Mile Dirt
Purse: $200,000
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Field and odds for the 2014 G2 $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes

1 Matterhorn 6/1 116 Velazquez John R. Pletcher Todd A.
2 Fabulous Kid 4/1 116 Alvarado Junior Toner James J.
3 Commissioner 5/2 116 Castellano Javier Pletcher Todd A.
4 Tonalist 2/1 116 Rosario Joel Clement Christophe
5 Tapicero 20/1 116 Zayas Edgard J. Morales Mario
6 Our Caravan 5/1 120 Lezcano Jose Dilger Michael
7 Irish You Well 15/1 116 Ortiz, Jr. Irad Catalano Wayne M.

Past Peter Pan Stakes Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2013 Freedom Child Luis Saez Thomas Albertrani 1:49.09
2012 Mark Valeski Rosie Napravnik J. Larry Jones 1:48.31
2011 Alternation Ramon Dominguez Donnie Von Hemel 1:49.53
2010 no race        
2009 Charitable Man Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin 1:47.13
2008 Casino Drive Kent Desormeaux Kazuo Fujisawa 1:47.87
2007 Sightseeking Edgar Prado C. R. McGaughey III 1:48.89
2006 Sunriver Rafael Bejarano Todd A. Pletcher 1:49.39
2005 Oratory Jerry Bailey Thomas Albertrani 1:46.35
2004 Purge John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher 1:47.98
2003 Go Rockin' Robin Shaun Bridgmohan Scott Schwartz 1:48.47
2002 Sunday Break Gary Stevens Neil D. Drysdale 1:48.10
2001 Hero's Tribute Jorge F. Chavez John T. Ward, Jr. 1:47.47
2000 Postponed Edgar Prado Flint S. Schulhofer 1:49.60
1999 Best of Luck Jean-Luc Samyn H. Allen Jerkens 1:47.94
1998 Grand Slam Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas 1:49.00
1997 Banker's Gold Eddie Maple H. Allen Jerkens 1:48.60
1996 Jaimes First Punch John Velazquez Robert Barbara 1:47.20
1995 Citadeed Eddie Maple Richard Violette, Jr. 1:50.03
1994 Twining Jose A. Santos Flint S. Schulhofer 1:49.11
1993 Virginia Rapids Eddie Maple H. Allen Jerkens 1:48.48
1992 A.P. Indy Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale 1:47.40
1991 Lost Mountain Craig Perret Thomas Bohannan 1:49.40
1990 Profit Key Jose A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas 1:47.20
1989 Imbibe Angel Cordero, Jr. Tim Kelly 1:48.60
1988 Seeking The Gold Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III 1:47.60
1987 Leo Castelli Jose A. Santos Leroy Jolley 1:48.00
1986 Danzig Connection Pat Day Woody Stephens 1:48.40
1985 Proud Truth Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch 1:47.60
1984 Back Bay Barrister Don MacBeth Vincent Blengs 1:50.00
1983 Slew o' Gold Angel Cordero, Jr. Sidney Watters, Jr. 1:46.80
1982 Wolfie's Rascal Angel Cordero, Jr. Howard M. Tesher 1:48.80
1981 Tap Shoes Ruben Hernandez Horatio Luro 1:48.40
1980 Comptroller Ramon Encinas Angel Penna, Sr. 1:49.20
1979 Coastal Ruben Hernandez David A. Whiteley 1:47.00
1978 Buckaroo Jorge Velasquez John M. Gaver, Jr. 1:48.00
1977 Spirit Level Antonio Graell Stephen A. DiMauro 1:49.20
1976 Sir Lister Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller 1:36.00
1975 Singh Eddie Maple John W. Russell 1:35.20
1960 Keenation Chris Rogers Raymond Metcalf 1:50.00
1959 Black Hills Eddie Arcaro Max Hirsch 1:49.00
1958 Cavan Pete Anderson Thomas J. Barry 1:49.00
1957 Gallant Man Bill Shoemaker John A. Nerud 1:48.40
1956 Jazz Age John Choquette Sylvester Veitch 1:48.40
1955 Nance's Lad John Choquette Hilton A. Dabson 1:48.40
1954 High Gun Eric Guerin Max Hirsch 1:52.40
1953 Invigorator Nick Shuk Norman R. McLeod 1:50.40
1952 Armageddon Raymond York Moody Jolley 1:48.60
1951 Counterpoint Dave Gorman Sylvester Veitch 1:47.80
1950 Lights Up George Hettinger Bert Mulholland 1:49.40
1949 Ponder Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones 1:49.40
1948 Escadru Arnold Kirkland Edward A. Christmas 1:49.60
1947 Tailspin Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver, Sr. 1:50.60
1946 Mahout Johnny Longden Oscar White 1:50.40
1945 Jeep Eddie Arcaro Andy Schuttinger 1:51.20
1944 Lucky Draw Johnny Longden Bert Mulholland 1:52.00
1943 Slide Rule Conn McCreary Cecil Wilhelm 1:51.20
1942 Fairaris Billie Thompson Frank Gilpin 1:48.40
1941 Robert Morris Alfred Robertson Thomas H. McCreery 1:49.00
1940 Andy K. Irving Anderson Patrick F. Dwyer 1:50.20