Breeders' Cup: Puype happy with post 3 for Turbulent Descent in Filly and Mare Sprint

Monday, October 31, 2011

Drawing a post position near the rail in a one-turn race might not meet with everyone’s approval, but trainer Mike Puype was very happy that Turbulent Descent was assigned post 3 as the solid favorite for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Friday. “That’s what she got when she broke her maiden” in her career debut last fall, Pupye said. “I’ve got no problem with the 3-hole at all. She’s the kind of horse who wants to get right to the rail and get to running. We’re good.” Turbulent Descent, with David Flores to ride, has been pegged as the 6-5 morning-line choice in a field of 13 in the seven-furlong Filly and Mare Sprint. Next on the odds line are Switch (Joel Rosario, 3-1) and Pomeroys Pistol (Javier Castellano, 6-1), with all others listed in double digits. Puype said Turbulent Descent shipped Sunday without incident from California and that he planned to have her school in the starting gate Wednesday before going through a normal gallop. “She’ll just have a pretty standard week, really,” he said. Turbulent Descent, a highly impressive of the Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga in her last start, is one of four 3-year-olds in the lineup, with the others being Pomeroys Pistol, Great Hot, and Her Smile. Filly and Mare Sprint, Post Time: 5:30 ET Friday