Four-year-old, JUSTIN PHILLIP, by FIRST SAMURAI, was a hard-fought second in the True North H.-G2. This marks the third finish at first or second in as many races. JUSTINPHILLIP has previously won the G2 Woody Stephens S. and placed in the G2 Jerome S. and the G3 Bay Shore S. at Aqueduct.
Bred in Kentucky by Oakbrook Farm, JUSTIN PHILLIP was a $400,000 yearling at Keeneland September. The colt is owned by Zayat Stables LLC and trained by Steve Asmussen.