Tempting Dash Colt Leads the Way in Oklahoma Futurity Trials

Pops Tempting Wagon wins the sixth of 12 heats on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Pops Tempting Wagon made his debut with a three-quarter length victory in the sixth of 12 Oklahoma Futurity trials. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park

Pops Tempting Wagon on Saturday won the sixth of 12 Oklahoma Futurity (G1) trials at Remington Park and posted the fastest qualifying time to the $371,200 final on March 24.

Ridden by Larry Payne, Pops Tempting Wagon covered 300 yards in :15.414, and his margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from sixth-fastest qualifier Demi More. Guillermo Valdivia saddled the Tempting Dash colt for owner Gabriel Gutierrez of Tulsa, Oklahoma, who purchased Pops Tempting Wagon for $15,000 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale.

Pops Tempting Wagon was bred in Oklahoma by Pat Kurz. The colt is out of Pops Zooming Wagon, a homebred unraced 6-year-old daughter of PYC Paint Your Wagon.

Bret Pevehouse's Reggies Bailbond, the second-fastest qualifier, won the seventh heat by a neck from seventh-fastest qualifier Tempting Illusion. Ridden by Omar Reyes for trainer Clint Crawford, the homebred High Rate Of Return gelding made the distance in :15.506.

Reggies Bailbond's dam, Landaluce, is an unraced 11-year-old daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Southern Cartel.

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