Verrazano gets win at Tampa Bay Derby
OLDSMAR, Fla. -- Verrazano survived a small stumble out of the gate to easily beat the field at the Grade II $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday.
The win helps solidify the 3-year-old as a legitimate Kentucky Derby favorite.
The 2-5 betting favorite passed Falling Sky before the half-mile mark and cruised to victory three lengths ahead of a late-charging Java's War. Falling Sky held on for third.
Verrazano, who remains undefeated on the year, covered the 1 1/16-mile distance ...
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