03/06/2006 12:00AM

Sunland: Boots Are Walking up in time

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Eugene O'Neill / Coady Photography
Boots Are Walking (inside) wins the $50,000 Bill Thomas Memorial Handicap at Sunland Park.

Boots Are Walking split horses into the lane with a strong late kick and just managed to get up to upset favored Bang by a neck in the $50,000 Bill Thomas Memorial Handicap at Sunland Park.

Ridden by Brian Peck for trainer Steve Asmussen, Boots Are Walking ($14.40) ran the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.16. Full Moon Madness, an 11-year-old millionaire, powered home late to finish a nose behind in third.