BENSALEM, Penn.— There was no catching Violent Turbulence in the $200,000 Parx Dash on August 23rd.
Exiting the gate at odds of 12/1, Violent Turbulence quickly took control under Silvestre Gonzalez and led the field of seven wire to wire, setting opening fractions of 22.43 and 45.74. He completed the five-furlong off-the-turf event in a final time of 57.95.
42/1 shot Extreme Force ran gamely for 2nd. After breaking a step slow and enduring a wide trip, favored Doc Amster found himself crossing the wire back in 3rd.
The top three finishers paid 26.40, 32.20, and 2.40, respectively.
Conditioned by Kathleen Demasi, Violent Turbulence came into his stakes debut off of a game win against allowance optional claiming company at Parx on July 13th. The gelded son of Violence prevailed by a head that day, after being caught in a duel the entire six furlongs.
Violent Turbulence was bought for just $40k in 2019 at the OBS March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. With his Parx Dash triumph, Pewter Stable and Spedale Family Racing LLC’s steed has amassed earnings of $274,975, nearly seven times his purchase price.
By Amber Joyce, Contributing Editor
Photo: Nikki Sherman/EQUI-PHOTO