LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) -The champion 2-year-old of 2020, Essential Quality, picked up where he left off last fall as the colt romped in his 3-year-old debut, capturing the Southwest Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. The Brad Cox -trainee posted a 4 1/4 length victory over runnerup, Spielberg, to improve his career mark to 4-for-4. According to Cox, Essential Quality’s next start would be either the Arkansas Derby, or Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes.