Edward P. Evans' home bred Quality Road crushed a field of 8 others in yesterday's Donn H.-G 1 in route to lowering his track record to 1:47.49.
We predicted this result in our previous blog entry however the race did not unfold quite the way we expected. Inexplicably Past the Point's connections tried beating Quality Road at his own game by sending him out for the early lead only to see him fade badly to a 6th place finish in the stretch.
Past the Point was able to establish a lively early pace, which Quality Road was content to lay right off of but it wasn't enough to keep the 4-year-old Elusive Quality colt from bounding home an easy 12 length winner.
I'm not ready to annoint Quality Road as a super horse just yet, let's face it the Donn H.-G 1 field was weak this year and I want to see what he'll do with real Grade 1 quality older horses running on his flanks and pushing him from behind.