11/06/2011 5:51PM

Santa Anita: La Brea next target for Turbulent Descent


Turbulent Descent, who finished a troubled fifth in Friday’s Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, will be pointed for the $250,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over seven furlongs at Santa Anita in late December, trainer Mike Puype said.

The date for the Grade 1 La Brea has not been finalized. Puype said that Turbulent Descent would start in the La Brea “without a question.”

The winner of the Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga in August, Turbulent Descent finished 4 1/4 lengths behind 20-1 upset winner Musical Romance. Sent off as the 7-5 favorite, Turbulent Descent had a troubled trip at the start and raced four-wide on the turn. She led at the eighth pole, but faded late.

“She didn’t have a very good day as far as the trip she got,” Puype said.