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Verrazano Yet To Taste Defeat

Monday, 11th March 2013

Meanwhile, another boom 3YO colt in the US remains undefeated from his first three starts. In Florida, boom sophomore and strong Gr1 Kentucky Derby fancy Verrazano (More Than Ready-Enchanted Rock, by Giant's Causeway) made easy work of the Gr2 Tampa Bay Derby, in the process the 3-lengths margin proving that he can handle further ground (running 8.5 furlongs), that he's up to graded stakes class, and that two turns pose no concerns. The Coolmore part-owned son of Vinery shuttler More Than Ready picked up 50 valuable points towards running in the opening leg of the US 3YO Triple Crown; last year's Kentucky Derby field included his half-brother El Padrino.

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