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Yonkers, NY --- The New York Sire Stakes invaded Yonkers Raceway on Thursday night, with the $285,120 Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.

The event, honoring the memory of the Raceway's longtime corporate controller, went as a fearsome foursome.

The twosome of trainer Linda Toscano and driver Tim Tetrick won half the battles, with odds-on choices Doctor Butch ($2.10) and Swift s As A Shadow ($2.80).

Doctor Butch, best in his state-bred “weight class” thus far, was unpressured in the second ($71,605) division. Leaving from post position four, he worked his way around Americasgottalent (Jason Bartlett) just after a :28.2 opening quarter-mile. From there, a soft, :57.4 half and 1:26.4 three-quarters gave the fave a one-length lead into the lane.

Doctor Butch then widened to 2-½ lengths at the wire, which he found in 1:54.4. Second went to Americasgottalent, with Artist Night (Yannick Gingras), Thirty Two Red (Ray Schnittker) and Track Master D (George Brennan) rounding-out the payees.

Doctor Butch, a an Art Major—Classical Yankee colt owned by Ken Jacobs, is now four for six, with a pair of seconds this summer and earnings in excess of $135,000. The Exacta paid $6.10, the Triple returned $47.40 and the Superfecta paid $114.

Trainer and driver then teamed with Swift As A Shadow in the evening's final ($71,605) sire stakes soiree. Leaving from post two, he retook from Royce Blue Chip (Jason Bartlett) after a :29.1 opening quarter. Then, similarly tepid intervals of :59.2, 1:28.3 and 1:57 made Swift As A Shadow a couple of lengths better than his rivals.

Royce Blue Chip saved second, with Caution Signs (Cat Manzi), Major Blue Coat (Ray Schnittker) and Dreamin' a Dream (Pat Lachance) grabbing the remainder.

Swift As A Shadow, a homebred son of Bettor's Delight--Flibbertigibbet owned by Winbak Farm, earned his third win in five season’s starts. The Exacta paid $14.20, the Triple returned $40.00 and the Superfecta paid $403.50.

Thursday night's opening ($71,605) sire stakes division had Framed Art (Mark MacDonald, $4.70) impressively overcome his outside draw. In play from post seven, he made the lead around the 9-10 favorite, Deny Deny Deny (Tim Tetrick), before a :27.3 opening quarter.

After that, he meandered past a :56.3 intermission and 1:26.1 three-quarters and turned a two-length lead off the final turn into 2-¼ lengths at the line (1:55.1). Deny Deny Deny chased the winner in vain, with Tijuana Party (Montrell Teague), Zinger's Laugh (Ray Schnittker) and Manhattan Benny (Stephane Bouchard) also making appearance money.

Framed Art, an Artiscape--Lo Gophobia colt co-owned by trainer Andrew Stafford and Arthur Stafford, earned his second win in five '12 tries. The Exacta paid $11.00, with the Triple returning $27.60.

The third ($70,305) statebred event had the pole-sitting, 11-10 favorite Sir Cary's Z Tam (Pat Lachance, $4.20) get by the second choice, Bet The Moon (JasonBartlett) late to win by one-half length in a maiden-breaking 1:54.4. Twin B Flirt (Montrell Teague), Story Book (Larry Stalbaum) and Clustercuss (Mark MacDonald) divided the remainder.

Sir Cary's Z Tam, a son of Bettor's Delight--Yankee Celebration co-owned by trainer Pat Lachance, Z Tam Stables and Ira Rosenblum earned his first win in four frosh efforts. The Exacta paid $11.00, with the Triple returning $67.50.