Updated on 11/03/2011 1:17PM

Breeders' Cup: Turbulent Descent unlikely to sell at Fasig-Tipton sale

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Barbara D. Livingston
Turbulent Descent is entered in Sunday's Fasig-Tipton sale in Lexington, Ky., but is unlikely to go through the sales ring.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Turbulent Descent, the 3-year-old filly who figures as one of the heaviest favorites on the 15-race Breeders’ Cup card as the solid choice in the Filly and Mare Sprint, is entered as Hip No. 47 on Sunday at the Fasig-Tipton sale in Lexington, Ky., although her actually being walked through the sales ring is not expected to happen.

Owned by the Blinkers On partnership that consists of about 12 separate entities, Turbulent Descent was entered in the sale “only in case she wasn’t able to make this race because of an injury or some other mishap,” trainer Mike Puype said. “All the paperwork has to be in well in advance, but no, they’re planning on withdrawing her.”

Although Turbulent Descent ultimately will sell at auction as a means of liquidating her value for the partners, “they’re planning on running her all next year, too,” Pupye said. “There are a lot of Grade 1’s out there for her.”

The likely second choice in the Filly-Mare Sprint, Switch, also was scheduled to sell Monday as Hip No. 23 at Keeneland, but now will be withdrawn and will race next year at 5, according to trainer John Sadler.