Verrazano Back to Brilliant Best

Coolmore acquisition Verrazano (3c More Than Ready x Enchanted Rock, by Giant’s Causeway) returned to his brilliant best at Monmouth Park on Sunday to score an explosive win in the Grade III Pegasus Stakes. Out of a place in the Kentucky Derby when he raced too close to a hot pace, the Todd Pletcher trained colt showed no harm from that experience when cruising away for a resounding nine and a quarter length win in this 1 and 1/16th mile assignment. Verrazano has the impressive record of five wisn from six starts with prizemoney topping $900,000  and will be aimed towards Grade I Haskell Invitational July 28. “That was exactly what we were looking for,” said Anthony Sciametta Jr., assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher. “Todd said he’d been training great and he showed that today. He leaves tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. for Saratoga.”