Expected to be among the favorites, Quality Road missed a final workout Monday morning at Belmont Park and was declared out of Saturdays Run for the Roses by trainer Jimmy Jerkens.
We couldnt train him so we decided we couldnt run him, Jerkens said. He just isnt sound enough.
Quality Road was broken and trained in Aiken by Legacy Stable's Ron Stevens.
Quality Road developed a quarter crack on his right hind foot late last week, and missed significant training. He galloped Sunday on Belmonts training track, and Jerkens found a spot of blood on the newly patched crack.
On Monday morning, Jerkens noticed the colts foot was sore and that he was favoring it.
Quality Road has won 3-of-4 starts, including the Florida Derby.