Tater Tutt wins yet again
You might say that Tater Tutt literally ran himself right out of his shoes this afternoon winning in wire-to-wire fashion at Aqueduct. Tater Tutt broke awkwardly and actually exchanged bumps at the start. During the process it looks as if he lost a shoe. Tater Tutt rushed to the lead and set sharp early fractions of 22.1 and 45 flat. Tater Tutt opened up a daylight lead at the top of the stretch then dug in resolutely along the inside to score by three-quarters of a length. Tater Tutt covered the six-furlongs in a strong 1:09.2.
Jockey Mike Luzzi said, "This is such a fun horse to ride. We had a bit of a bad break, but I got him to the lead. When he gets to the lead he gets awfully brave. I asked him to keep going for me, and he did."
Rick Violette's assistant Rusty Myers said, "He ran a great race. He lost a shoe during the race. It might have been at the start, He was very courageous and ran really hard. He's turned into a horse that really likes to win. That's four out of his last five races now. I think we can all get used to this."
Tatter Tutt is a three-year-old son of Untuttable. He has won four of his last five races, and he earned $31,800 for the win. His career earnings now stand at $97,755 from only eight career starts.