October 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Verrazano and Orb remain 1-2 in the AP's latest Run to the Roses' Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders with less than three weeks to go before the race.
Three new horses enter the rankings this week, with Overanalyze at No. 5 after winning the Arkansas Derby, and Java's War seventh and Palace Malice eighth after running first and second in the Blue Grass Stakes.
Trainer Todd Pletcher now has four 3-year-olds in the top 10 in Verrazano, No. 3 Revolutionary, Overanalyze and Palace Malice. All are headed to the May 4 Derby.
Verrazano won the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on March 30 and is unbeaten in all four of his starts.
Dropping out of the top 10 are Govenor Charlie, Oxbow and Vyjack.