Tater Tutt caps three win weekend for WPT
Only the finest hand crafted Swiss watch is more predictable than Tater Tutt has been in five of his last six races. Once again, Tater Tutt broke alertly, set the pace, put away his early challengers and held sway to the wire to score another win. In a race that appeared to be devoid of other speed, jockey Mike Luzzi sent Tater Tutt to the front. He tried to throttle Tater Tutt down, but a longshot made an early bid from the outside, so Luzzi let Tater Tutt go on with his early speed. Tater Tutt led by a half-length through a quarter-mile in 22.3. He expanded his lead by a length after a half-mile in 46 flat. Tater Tutt turned back two different challengers in the stretch to gut out a determined length victory.
Trainer Rick Violette's assistant Rusty Myers said, "You know what this horse is going to do. He likes to get to the front and then try and run them off their feet. That's what he did today and what he's done five of the last six races. It makes our job pretty easy."
Mike Luzzi said, "I love this horse. He's a real professional. I can do pretty much anything I want with him. I let him go early, and he responded for me big time when I called on him in the stretch. He knows when he's run well. He's a neat horse."
A four-year-old son of Untuttable, Tater Tutt now has five wins from nine career starts. The $30,000 from his latest victory pushes his career earnings to $127,755.