QUALITY ROAD UPDATE

Edward P. Evan’s Quality Road signaled his readiness for Monday’s Grade 2, $150,000 Amsterdam this morning with a five-furlong work in 59.38 on the main track.

Jockey John Velazquez was aboard for the move, the fastest of 32 at the distance.

The 3-year-old son of Elusive Quality continues to show no signs of the foot problems that kept him out of the Kentucky Derby following his record-setting victory in the Grade 1 Florida Derby for former trainer James Jerkens.

Pletcher plans to use the Amsterdam as a steppingstone to a run in the Travers.

“He’s a very good horse, but my biggest concern is he’s off a layoff,” Pletcher said of the run in the Amsterdam. “Six and a half is probably not his best distance.”