Quality Road , who suffered a quarter crack in his victory in the Florida Derby (gr. I), turned in a sharp six-furlong work in 1:12 2/5 Friday over the
With exercise rider Juan Moreno aboard, the son of Elusive Quality went easy the first part and finished up strong, according to trainer Jimmy Jerkens.
“He went three-quarters in 1:12 2/5 and galloped out in just under 1:26,” Jerkens said. “The track was very fast, but he did it really well and came back great. We just washed his legs and had him out in the sun and everything looks good. He looks like he’s holding his flesh pretty good, so, we should be in good shape.
“He’ll have another work similar to what he had today before shipping to
Jerkens said he still plans on shipping
“We flew him up from up here from
Quality Road has shown no effects from the quarter crack since having a patch put on last week by hoof specialist Ian McKinlay
“I stopped by the barn (Wednesday) and his foot was ice cold,” McKinlay said. “He was walking inside the barn and he was perfectly sound. There’s no sensitivity, and I would say it’s a done deal.”
Quality Road worked over the