Ridden by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, Boozer ran 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course in 1:13.03 and paid $14, $6.60 and $2.40 for trainer Mark Glatt.
Richard’s Boy returned $11.60 and $7, while Forest Chatter was another length back in third and paid $3 to show as the 8-5 favorite. It was Forest Chatter’s first lost in six races on the track’s turf course after he had been off since Nov. 22.
It was Boozer’s fourth win in eight races on the turf course.
”When we got to the top of the hill before the race he was on his toes. He was dancin’ and prancin’ around,” Stevens said. ”He went to the gate very aggressive.”
The victory, worth $60,000, increased Boozer’s career earnings to $463,192, with six wins in 20 starts.