Verrazano isn't what he appears to be, and he doesn't appear to be what he is.
With his victory in the Haskell at Monmouth Park, Verrazano not only moved to the head of the 3-year-old class, but he also put himself in the discussion for Horse of the Year.
This must be what Christmas morning looked like for the old woman who lived in a shoe.
The history of counted chickens warns against conceding the Kentucky Derby or even Saturday's Wood Memorial at Aqueduct to Verrazano.
When contemplating the talent and potential of Verrazano, it might be useful to remember that for nearly two months in 1943 sliced bread was banned.
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Are there any 3-year-olds out there whose flashes of brilliance have hinted that they might have superhorse potential? There are two, and they both race Saturday.