01/07/2012 12:17PM

Turbulent Descent to be rested on farm for 60 days

Shigeki Kikkawa
Turbulent Descent will be pointed to races in the second half of 2012.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Turbulent Descent, the winner of two Grade 1 races last year but the beaten favorite in the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes on Dec. 31, was sent to Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., on Friday for a 60-day rest.

Trainer Mike Puype said on Friday that Turbulent Descent will be pointed for a campaign in the second half of 2012 upon her return.

"She’s sound," he said. "She doesn’t need surgery."

Owned by a partnership, Turbulent Descent has won 6 of 10 starts and $858,350. In the La Brea Stakes over seven furlongs, Turbulent Descent was 1-2. She was last on the backstretch and finished sixth, 5 1/4 lengths behind Teddy’s Promise.

Zetchers double up

Owners Arnold and Ellen Zetcher each had a winner at Santa Anita on Friday, the first time the couple had won two races on the same day since Sept. 6, 2003.

In Friday’s fourth race, an optional claimer on turf, So Belle held off a late threat from Thisismystage to win by a nose. So Belle, trained by Ben Cecil, is owned by Ellen’s E Z Stable.

Three races later, Arnold Zetcher’s D’pendable returned from a 10-month layoff to win an allowance race over six furlongs by 1 1/2 lengths in a quick 1:08.72. D’pendable is trained by Bob Baffert.

"It’s unbelievable," Zetcher said of Friday’s results.

The action started for the Zetcher’s Friday morning. Liaison, the winner of the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park last month and their hope for the Kentucky Derby, worked five furlongs in 1:02.80. He will make his 3-year-old debut in the Grade 2 Robert Lewis Stakes on Feb. 4.

At Del Mar, in 2003, the Zetchers won the Del Mar Derby with Fairly Ransom, the same day that House of Fortune beat maidens. House of Fortune later won seven stakes.