Tater Tutt Returns in Fine Fashion
Five-Year-Old Returns from Year-Layoff to Win
Give trainer Mike Hushion a lot of credit. There were days when he didn't think Tater Tutt would make it back to the starting gate. "He's been a tough guy to keep healthy, that's for sure, but on his best day, he can be a nice horse." And Wednesday, he had one of those days. Tater Tutt led from gate to wire to win the sixth race of his career in his first race since April 5th, 2008.
Mike Luzzi, who has ridden Tater Tutt in all six of his wins, took him right to the front from the opening bell and never looked back. Tater led through a speedy half-mile of 45.1 and covered the six furlongs in 1:10.4.
Hushion was proud of Tutt's effort. "I thought I had him fit enough to win at this level. He got a little lucky when the other speed in the race stumbled at the break, but nobody really was too close to him throughout the race."
For the win, Tater Tutt earned $22,800 and has now earned over $155,000 for his career. It was the five-year-old son of Untuttable's sixth win in twelve career starts.