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Top 10: Orb, Verrazano are 1, 1a

Updated: February 26, 2014, 11:26 AM ET
By Gary West | Special To ESPN.com

Two days before his final Triple Crown prep, during a routine jog, Hear The Ghost appeared to be "off" in his right foreleg. He was scratched from the Santa Anita Derby and assigned 90 days of rest. A day after he finished second at Santa Anita, Flashback was found to have a small, fresh chip in his right knee. He'll soon travel to Kentucky, but for surgery, not the Derby. It was a rough week on the road to the Triple Crown.

But it was also a telling week, as Verrazano reaffirmed ...

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