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Verrazano

, Verrazzano
Giovanni da . ?1485--?1528, Florentine navigator; the first European to sight what was to become New York (1524)
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Verrazano has done well since arriving from the USA with good performances in the Lockinge and Queen Anne.
Aidan O'Brien is preparing Verrazano, who finished second in the Queen Anne, for his first try at a mile and a quarter in Europe this weekend, when he could be joined by last year's Dewhurst winner War Command.
Verrazano has finished third and second V over a mile - the last time when behind Toronado in the Queen Anne Stakes.
Aidan O'Brien's Verrazano (7-1) ran a highly promising race on his European debut to claim third.
Andrew Balding's Tullius ran a fine race in second to finish two-and-a-quarter lengths away, as did Verrazano who ran on well for third on his first start for Aidan O'Brien.
VERRAZANO faces the acid test in the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury and he can rise to the challenge on his European bow.
Verrazano bounced back to triumph at the highest level in the Haskell Invitational, a race which is traditionally one of the hottest of the American campaign, but his fourth in the Breeders' Cup Mile on the dirt was a touch disappointing as he put up no sort of fight.
The Palisades owe their name to Verrazano and his fellow explorers, who thought the cliffs resembled a "fence of stakes" when they came across them in 1524.
The 144th Travers was set up as a three-horse showdown with Derby winner Orb taking on two of trainer Todd Pletcher's top colts in Haskell Invitational winner and favorite Verrazano and the ever-improving Palace Malice.
The video features footage of the ship's special sail-by of the iconic Statue of Liberty, and the always anticipated sailing under the Verrazano Bridge.
In Dutch service in 1609 he sailed up the Hudson River (discovered by Verrazano in 1524) from today's New York City to Albany.
The Briton headed straight to the front on the mile-long climb to the crest of the Verrazano Bridge that took the race from Staten Island to Brooklyn.