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

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

Bay worked four furlongs in: 48 2/5 (2/90) at Brad Cox’s Churchill Downs base on July 29 and was reduced to 7-5 favoritism as they were drawn on the outside at post nine against this deep-looking group.

He continued on the outside in third on an opening quarter in: 22.47, came on boldly under confident handling as he was three wide on the turn to go home and took off impressively in the stretch while hidden to win by moving away 6 1/4 lengths. Starter for the second time Withheld (Bayern) finished second.

It’s the 13th “Rising Star” for the quality road.

The multi-stakes Out Post, from the same female family as champion Silverbulletday (Silver Deputy) and GISW Forest Secrets (Forest Wildcat), brought $250,000 to breeder Richard Santulli as a KEESEP yearling. After producing a filly by Curlin this year, the winner’s dam was bred to Quality Road.

Jace’s Road is bred on a similar cross (Quality Road x Deputy Minister) as champion Abel Tasman and GISW Spring Quality.

Winning co-owner West Point Thoroughbreds was also represented by a promising first-time winner and $500,000 FTSAUG Battle of Normandy (City of Light) graduate when it opened on Saratoga’s Whitney card.

3rd-Ellis, $60,170, Msw8-6, 2yrs, 6f, 1:09.80, feet, 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 it Chart Equibase.com Where 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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