Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Quality Road Smashes Record

Quality Road destroyed a track record Monday at Saratoga while taking the G2 Amsterdam. After stumbling at the break the colt tracked in 4th early before making his bid around the turn. He took control at the top of the lane a made a sustained bid to the wire nearly lowering the track record for 6 1/2 furlongs by a second.

If there is a 3yo in training that can test Rachel Alexandra, Quality Road is the one.

It will be interesting to see what Pletcher decides to do with the colt next. The Travers 20 days after a performance like this might not be ideal, but if Rachel doesn't show up for the race he has to feel his B-game is enough to get it done.

My complete results for the Saratoga meet can be seen here.

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