PICTURE OF THE DAY

Quality Road went four furlongs in 49.11 seconds Monday morning under jockey John Velazquez, his first work since finishing third in the Travers on Aug 29. Quality Road is being pointed to the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Oct. 3.

“It was a very easy bit of work, but he did it well,” said Jonathan Thomas, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher, who was in Kentucky attending the Keeneland September yearling sale.
“Conditioning-wise, he’s doing real well.”