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Gr1 Wood Memorial Verrazano's Next Target
Kentucky Derby favourite, undefeated 3YO colt Verrazano (More Than Ready-Enchanted Rock, by Giant's Causeway) is set to have his next start in the Gr1 Wood Memorial stakes at Aqueduct. Trainer Todd Pletcher noted: "Looking at his schedule, we felt Tampa put him in a position that opened up a lot of options, with the Wood always being our first choice. Assuming he trains accordingly, we'll stick with that plan. We'll have four weeks' spacing between the Tampa Bay Derby and the Wood and the Kentucky Derby." Verrazano has won all of his three starts, including the Gr2 Tampa Bay Derby over 1700m on March 9.