QUALITY ROAD WORKS HALF

Breeders’ Cup Classic Gr.I hopeful Virginia-bred Quality Road worked four furlongs in :49.56 Sept. 25 over the Belmont Park training track. The breeze was the four-year-old’s first since winning the Woodward Stakes Gr.I at Saratoga Sept. 4.

Under exercise rider Patti Barry, the son of Elusive Quality —Kobla, by Strawberry Road, went the first quarter in :24.86 and the second quarter in :24.61, according to the Daily Racing Form. Quality Road galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.95. 
“It was what I expected from him, basically a maintenance half-mile,” trainer Todd Pletcher told the Racing Form. “We have five more breezes to go, so I think we’re right on schedule. We successfully trained him with time between races before, so we have an idea of what he needs.”