Full brother of Barbaro breaks maiden

BY foxsports • January 20, 2010

A full brother of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro broke his maiden Wednesday at Gulfstream Park in his third career start.

Lentenor won the 1 1-16-mile ninth race on the turf by 3 1/2 lengths with a time of 1:41.02.

Barbaro and Lentenor are sons of Dynaformer. Another brother, Nicanor, won two consecutive starts on the grass at Delaware Park last year before suffering a leg injury in July.

Lentenor is owned by Lael Stables and trained by Michael Matz. In his two other starts, the colt was third at Keeneland and second to On Vacation at Aqueduct in November.

``We've always known he was a good horse,'' Matz said. ``He's still a bit immature, but he got a lot of experience today. We'll see how he comes out of it and take a little time to evaluate what might be next. Naturally with a horse like this, there are thoughts of a Triple Crown race, but it's much too early to say whether he'd be far enough long to consider something like that.''

Lentenor ran second much of the race, made his bid for the lead under John Velazquez nearing the stretch and pulled away. Person of Interest rallied for second while Bigshot finished third.

Barbaro was undefeated when he won the Kentucky Derby. He suffered a catastrophic breakdown in the Preakness two weeks later, and was euthanized on Jan. 29, 2007.

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