Tempting Dash Colt Leads the Way in Oklahoma Futurity Trials
Pops Tempting Wagon wins the sixth of 12 heats on Saturday.
March 9, 2018
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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