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Travers analysis: Verrazano will stake claim as top 3-year-old

Saturday, August 24, 2013
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In one of the most anticipated runnings of the Travers Stakes in its long and proud history, three obvious colts stand out: Haskell winner Verrazano, Belmont Stakes and Jim Dandy Stakes winner Palace Malice and Kentucky Derby hero Orb. There are six other 3-year-olds entered in the Mid-Summer Derby, but it’s difficult to imagine any of them being good enough to upset those three heavy-hitters.
After much mental angst, I’m going with Verrazano first, Palace Malice second and Orb third.
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