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Phil Your Boots wins Yonkers feature

Phil Your Boots wins Yonkers feature
Saturday, January 09, 2016 - by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway

Yonkers, NY---Phil Your Boots (Tyler Buter, $7.40) took it to the house Saturday night (Jan. 9), winning Yonkers Raceway's $24,000 Preferred Handicap Pace.

Sean Hamrock photo

Phil Your Boots, driven by Tyler Buter, won the $24,000 Yonkers Preferred Pace in 1:52.3.

Sent immediately to work from post position No. 5, Phil Your Boots worked around pole-sitting Cyclone Kiwi N (Jason Bartlett) and was on his way. He then led the way (:27.2; :56.1, 1:24.3, 1:52.3), with 11-10 favorite Aslan (Brian Sears) trying it first-up from third.

Phil Your Boots owned a length-and-a-half lead into the lane, then held off Aslan by a length-and-three-quarters. Third went to Cyclone Kiwi N, with Drunken Desire A (Matt Kakaley) and Fameous Western (George Brennan) showing belated interest for the final pay envelopes.

For second choice Phil Your Boots, a 6-year-old Shanghai Phil gelding owned by Louis Frascella and trained by Andrew Harris, he won his seasonal debut. The exacta paid $20.20, with the triple returning $42.20.

The Raceway's season continues with a "French-centric" Sunday afternoon (first post 12:10 p.m.), along with Monday (7:10 p.m.) and Tuesday (1 p.m.).

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