Driver Sam Schillaci turned Swank Toliver A loose in the homestretch and the 9-year-old gelding took a 2-length decision over the favored Dignifire in the New Year's Eve eighth-race pacing feature at Buffalo Raceway.
It was the ninth win of the year for Swank Toliver A, who has finished in the top three in 24 of his 39 starts. And it was the second win of the night for Schillaci, who had scored with Please Keep Me in the sixth.
Buffalo Raceway, dark today, will reopen Wednesday night with an 11-race card. Post time for the first race is 7:30.