Good Samaritan gets first stakes winner in $150,000 Tempted S.

First-Crop sire Good Samaritan tallied his first stakes winner in Sunday’s $150,000 Tempted S. at Aqueduct when Good Sam won the one-mile contest by a widening 3 ½-lengths.

The bay 2-year-old, who is undefeated in two starts, is trained by Chad Brown for Peter Brant and has earned $134,750.

Good Sam was in the vanguard from the outset of the Tempted as a trio of fillies battled for the lead through a quarter-mile in :23.26. She was about two lengths from the front at the half-way point, then commenced her rally three-wide on the turn. She came into the stretch with a narrow advantage, then with a determined drive, pulled away convincingly to finish the distance in 1:38.69 on a fast track.

“This is a nice filly,” said rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. “She deserves all the credit. It was a pretty easy ride out there. She broke good and I took my time with her. Whenever I asked her, she responded.”

The winner was bred in Kentucky by Maccabee Farm and sold for $310,000 at the 2021 Keeneland September Yearling sale. Good Sam is the third foal out of Twizzler, whose dam Twist Afleet was a seven-time graded stakes winner. Twizzler has been bred to Good Samaritan each year since foaling Good Sam.