Turbulent Descent wins Hollywood’s Moccasin Stakes

Heavy favorite Turbulent Descent took the lead early in the

homestretch and won handily in the $100,000 Moccasin Stakes for

2-year-old fillies on Sunday at Hollywood Park.

Ridden by David Flores, Turbulent Descent won by just 1 1/2

lengths but was never challenged and never needed Flores’ whip as

she covered seven furlongs in 1:23.15 to go 2-for-2 in her brief


Turbulent Descent paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10. Zazu was second

and paid $3.60 and $2.40. Tales in Excess was well back in third

and paid $2.60 to show.

A Florida-bred filly trained by Mike Puype for an ownership

group that includes Bill Strauss, Turbulent Descent earned $60,000,

for a career total of $82,800. Her maiden win came in her first

start on Oct. 3 at Hollywood.

Puype said he plans to run her in the Grade 1, $250,000

Hollywood Starlet on Dec. 11.

”If she comes back well, the Starlet has to be the plan,” he

said. ”She’s worth a fortune already and would be worth a bigger

fortune after a Grade 1.”

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