Lentenor, Barbaro's full brother, makes his return to the track for the first time since his fourth place finish in the Grade I Florida Derby on March 20th. He is entered in the eighth race on Tuesday, August 24th, at Delaware Park, post time is 4:24. After being aboard Nicanor the last two races, Jose Valdivia, Jr. will have his first mount aboard Lentenor. The race is a seven and one half furlong allowance/optional claiming race on the turf.
Lentenor will be attempting to continue the undefeated streak of his two older brothers on the Delaware turf. Barbaro broke his maiden on the Delaware turf and Nicanor is three for three on the same course. After having almost five months off the track, Lentenor has had five published works at Fair Hill, the first coming on July 10th and his latest was this past Wednesday, going five furlongs in 1:00.20, fastest of nine at that distance. Also, Lentenor is not entered for a tag, this is an optional claiming race and I can safely say we will never see Lentenor entered for a tag! The race drew 13 entries for which only 10 can start. Lentenor will be breaking from gate number five, and seems to be the class of this field, having posted the highest Beyer Speed Figures. This will be Lentenor's sixth career start, having one win, two seconds, one third, and his fourth place finish in the Florida Derby, with his career earnings to date being $79,700.
Lentenor in his debut race at Keeneland on Oct. 31, 2009
Photo by: Elaine Deutsch
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