Verrazano, whose undefeated streak came to an end when he finished 14th in the Kentucky Derby, returned to the work tab Monday at Belmont Park.
The son of More Than Ready, with John Velazquez aboard. went four furlongs in :48.06. The Todd Pletcher trainee is being pointed to the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on June 16.
Let’s Go Racing tweeted an update Monday: “Verrazano zips 47 4/5 out 100.0 Todd P happy – Johnny V said he was on cruise control throughout. Big first step back!”
Verrazano took some time off after the Derby. He suffered a gash on his leg during the Derby.