QUALITY ROAD WORKS FOR DONN HANDICAP

Edward P. Evans’ Virginia-bred Quality Road worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Gulfstream Park on January 24th as he continues preparation for the $500,000 Donn Handicap Gr. I February 6th at Gulfstream Park.

The 4-year-old colt made an impressive season debut at Gulfstream on opening day, Jan. 3, when he drew clear to win the $100,000 Hal’s Hope Stakes Gr. III by 2 3/4 lengths going one mile under regular rider John R. Velazquez. That was his first start since finishing second in The Jockey Club Gold Cup last October at Belmont Park and suffering a melt-down of sorts at the gate prior to the Breeders Cup Classic.