Once again, Barbaro’s brothers are racing on back-to back days, but this time their roles are reversed.
month, Lentenor, in his first race back after a five month break, went
first in an allowance/optional claiming race where he finished third.
The next day, Nicanor went in the Eight Thirty Stakes where he finished
in sixth place. This time around, we have Nicanor going first in an
allowance/optional claiming race on Friday, then Lentenor going on
Saturday in the $250,000 Grade III Kent Stakes.
Nicanor’s race is
at Belmont Park on Friday, Race #8, post time about 4:43. It is a
$75,000 allowance/optional claiming race at 1 1/16 miles on the inner
turf course. Nicanor is not entered for a tag. Nicanor will have
Ramon Dominguez on board for the first time. Ramon is on fire at
Belmont’s current fall meet. As of yesterday, he is leading in
earnings and has hit the board in 67% of his races. The race drew a
field of seven, with Nicanor breaking from the sixth hole. Let’s hope
Nicanor breaks well and goes right to the lead and never looks back!
This race, IMO, is Nicanor’s most important to date. I am hoping that
he will love the Belmont turf and, with Ramon’s experience, have the
best race of his still young career.