Quality Road First Runs to the Money in ‘Rising Star’ Fashion

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Updated: August 6, 2022 at 5:05 pm

Quality Road | Sarah Andrews

Jace’s Road (c, 2, Quality Road–Out Post, by Silver Deputy), a $510,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase, put on a show at Ellis Park Saturday afternoon en route to ‘TDN Rising Star’ honors.

The bay worked four furlongs in :48 2/5 (2/90) at Brad Cox’s Churchill Downs base July 29 and was hammered down to 7-5 favoritism while drawn on the outside in post nine against this deep-looking bunch.

He chased on the outside in third though an opening quarter in :22.47, loomed boldly under confident handling while three-wide on the turn for home and took off impressively down the stretch under wraps to win going away by 6 1/4 lengths. Second-time starter Retained (Bayern) was second.

This is the 13th ‘Rising Star’ for Quality Road.

After producing a filly by Curlin this year, the winner’s dam was bred back to Quality Road.

3rd-Ellis, $60,170, Msw8-6, 2yo, 6f, 1:09.80, ft, 6 1/4 lengths.
JACE’S ROAD, c, 2, by Quality Road
1st Dam: Out Post (MSP, $203,690), by Silver Deputy
2nd Dam: Secret Wildcat, by Forest Wildcat
3rd Dam: Garden Secrets, by Time for a Change
Sales history: $510,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or Free Equineline.com catalog-style pedigree.
O-West Point Thoroughbreds & Albaugh Family Stables LLC; B-Colts Neck Stables LLC (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.

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This story was posted in Top News and tagged Albaugh Family Stables, Brad Cox, Ellis Park, Jace’s Road, Quality Road, TDN Rising Star, West Point Thoroughbreds.

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