Trainer Mike Puype said today that Turbulent Descent will shorten and run major stakes in New York this Summer. Although she won the 1 1/16-mile Santa Anita Oaks today, she was nearly caught by Zazu at the wire. Puype said after the race that she wasn't giving up, she just wants a shorter distance of ground.
He specifically ruled out the Kentucky Oaks, so the Kentucky Derby is out of the question as well. Turbulent Descent was nominated to the Derby. She is being removed from our Worth Watching list.
--By Dick Downey