Riley kicks butt, again
By Dave Di Somma - Harness News Desk
Twelve days after reining his first winner Riley Butt has done it again.
The 17 year old was back in winning form with the same horse trained by his father Tim Butt at Menangle last night.
Tact Tama debuted as an odds-on favourite nearly a fortnight ago and duly won giving Riley his first ever win. Last night the horse was paying up to $9 in the Australian markets with Game Set Major considered a $1.25 certainty.
In the Nationaltrotguide.com.au mile the favourite speared to the lead from a wide gate, only for Tact Tama to take the trail. At the top of the straight Butt took his charge outside the leader and powered away for a five length victory. The horse winning like it is destined for better things.
Tact Tama is by Christian Cullen out of Tact Hayley Jane while Riley Butt is the latest member of one of New Zealand’s most famous racing families to taste success on the track.
As well as his dad having success in Sydney, uncle Anthony Butt is also excelling as the trainer for the powerful Rosati barn based at Menangle. Among his triumphs was training the quinella in the NSW Derby last month.