LEETON pacer Sit Down Walter continued a big week for Alanah Pitt by breaking a five-year drought at Riverina Paceway on Tuesday night.
Sit Down Walter ($2.30) broke through for his first win since May 2015 when storming home to take out the Washington Furniture NR 47 Pace (1740m).
It continued a big week for Pitt, who enjoyed her first win as a trainer at Wagga last Friday. She was quick to make it two just four days later as Sit Down Walter ended his run of near misses.
Pitt admitted she was surprised as anyone that the nine-year-old enjoyed that winning feeling again.
"Very (surprised). I never thought he'd win," Pitt said.
"I thought he just wanted to be a groomsmen forever."
Sit Down Walter has been with the Pitt family since he started out his racing career back in 2014.
Owned by Darryl Pitt and his partner Kristy Kefford, Sit Down Walter started his career at Leeton before spending a brief stint in Queensland with Alanah.
Sit Down Walter returned to the Riverina with Pitt and her partner Adam Richardson, when they moved back earlier this year.
He had enjoyed four minor placings leading up to Tuesday night's win.
"Yeah he's been consistent and he's always been in the money lately, which has been really good. Good for everybody," she said.
"Dad was happy. I think he's watched the replay 20 times.
"He's not really just a number to us, he's more a family pet, which I like those ones."
The win continued a special week for Pitt, who feels the move home is being justified.
"It capped off a really big week for us, which is good," she said.
"We were a bit worried about it at first but I think slowly but surely it will pay off. We're starting to get some results, which is good, and that always helps."
Sit Down Walter defeated Hard To Love ($7.00) by 3.6 metres in a mile rate of 1:58.8, with Seelster Shannon ($3.00) a brave third.
Pitt deliberately kept Sit Down Walter cuddled up for as long as possible, leaving him as little time as possible to have a think about winning.
"I've always been a bit worried about trying to use him too early so I sort of just cuddle him up and leave him for that last little bit," she said.
It was Sit Down Walter's third career win at start number 50. Interestingly enough, his only two other wins came in succession back in May 2015, and both were at Wagga and driven by Pitt.
Another highlight on the six-race card was the win of Mustang Cruiser ($3.10) in the L&D Bowling Club Maiden Pace (1740m).
It was the four-year-old's first win for Judy and Trevor Rutland at start number 18.
Roll A Dream ($1.60) also enjoyed her fourth win in a row for trainer Ray Walker and driver Daryll Perrot.