Sent to post at odds of 18-1, Aint She Tempting responded with a one-length victory in Saturday's $383,725 Oklahoma Futurity (G2) at Remington Park.
Aint She Tempting broke sharply from Post 4 and led at every call under jockey James Flores. The sorrel daughter of champion Tempting Dash went 300 yards in :15.191 while earning a 97 speed index. Monty Arrossa trained the filly for owner Levings Racing LLC of Edmond, Oklahoma.
Aint She Tempting was bred in Utah by McColee Land & Livestock LLC, and she was a $21,500 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale. The filly is out of Preslee The First, an 8-year-old daughter of Corona Cartel. Her second dam, the Mr Jess Perry mare First Carolina, won the 2006 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) and '07 Remington Park Derby (G2).
The third-fastest qualifier, Aint She Tempting made her debut with a second-place finish in one of 12 Oklahoma Futurity trials on March 7, and she was one of two finalists qualified by Flores for Arrossa.
"James had a tough decision to make between those two," said Arrossa, referring to Flores' decision to ride Aint She Tempting over fourth-fastest qualifier Cartels Dynasty in the final. "But he said he thought this filly was the best.
"She just does everything right," added the trainer, who was scoring his first-ever stakes win at Remington Park. "She beat the gate open tonight, shot out of there like a rocket. James gets a lot of the credit for that."
Arrossa said that Aint She Tempting would be pointed to the Heritage Place Futurity (G1) trials in May.
Aint She Tempting earned $153,490 from her first win in two outs to bring her bankroll to $155,436.
Relentlessly, Coronados Lady, fastest qualifier and 7-10 favorite Seven Tales, Royal Tales LBH, Ferarri B, Cartels Dynasty, Jess Kiss Me, and My Bleu Heart completed the order of finish. High Rate Dee Dee was scratched.
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