Tattoo Artist Powers To Preferred Score
If there were instructions passed on to driver Tim Tetrick in the $50,000 Preferred Pace with Tattoo Artist they were simple ones – go as far and as fast as you can.
It was mission accomplished for Tetrick if that was the case as he and Tattoo Artist took the bottom out of the field in the nine-horse affair.
Tetrick hammered out of there from Post 6 with Tattoo Artist who carved out amazing fractions of :25, :52 and 1:18.3 before using a :28.3 closing panel to hold on for the nose decision over Nandolo N in 1:47.1. Brassy Hanover rallied from out of the clouds to finish just a head behind the top two.
Chris Ryder trains the four-year-old son of Hes Watching-Stylish Artist for Let It Ride Stables and Frank Cannon. The victory was his third of the season from 11 attempts and it was the 16th lifetime tally for racing’s newest millionaire.
The Preferred Pace is part of a stakes-packed card of harness racing on Hambletonian Day. Be sure to check out the 2021 Hambletonian Day News Centre for recaps and replays of all the action.