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Can Verrazano overcome Aqueduct?

Updated: April 4, 2013, 7:37 PM ET
By Gary West | Special to ESPN.com

The history of counted chickens warns against conceding the Kentucky Derby or even Saturday's Wood Memorial at Aqueduct to Verrazano. At least two others in the Wood field intrigue: Normandy Invasion, whose stumbling and haltingly wide journey in the Risen Star Stakes left him point-needy, should be poised to reach for a career-best effort in his second start of the year; and Vyjack, who's unbeaten in his Aqueduct-centric career, hasn't yet reached the summit of his potential.

Still, if ...

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