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Verrazano Faces Acid Test In Florida
Boom 3YO colt Verrazano (More Than Ready-Enchanted Rock, by Giant's Causeway) makes his stakes- debut against eight others in the Gr2 Tampa Bay Derby tomorrow, reports bloodhorse.com. Now part-owned by Coolmore, Verrazano has won both his starts by a collective 24-lengths. Street Sense and Super Saver came through wins in the Tampa Bay Derby to go on to win the Gr1 Kentucky Derby for which Verrazano is among the leading fancies. Trainer Todd Pletcher noted: "He trained so well before his maiden race, we anticipated he'd run well. Then he trained just as good or better for his second race. When you have one that trains as well as he does and has run as well as he had, you want to see more of the same."