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Verrazano tops 10-horse field in Wood Memorial

Updated: April 5, 2013, 5:49 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Verrazano has a chance to give trainer Todd Pletcher the favorite for the Kentucky Derby.

The unbeaten 3-year-old colt will seek his fourth straight win when he takes on nine rivals in the $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on Saturday -- a final steppingstone to the Derby on May 4.

Verrazano is the overwhelming 4-5 favorite, with unbeaten Vyjack 4-1, Normandy Invasion 5-1 and the rest of the field ranging from 12-1 to 30-1.

"He's been a rare horse who's been able ...

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