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Barbaro's Brother Nicanor Gets First Winner

Barbaro's Brother Nicanor Gets First Winner
Photo: Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
Nicamore scores by 2 1/4 lengths over Three Beans at Laurel

Nicanor, the full brother to the late 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Barbaro, had his first winner when Joseph Besecker's Nicamore sped to a 2 1/4-length victory in a Jan. 28 Laurel Park maiden claiming race.

In his fifth start, the 3-year-old colt broke quickest from the gate in the six-furlong race, but was rated behind the eager Don't Be Scared. Nicamore challenged in the far turn with Three Beans giving chase, and was able to pull clear to score.

Three Beans finished second and Let Me Sleep On It rallied for third.

Nicamore made his first two starts at Laurel Park in October, finishing off the board in both. In his third start Dec. 10 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races going 4 1/2-furlongs he finished second by a neck after a long stretch duel. Then he finished second by a half length Jan. 13 going 5 1/2 furlongs back at Laurel.

Bred in Maryland by Timothy Rooney, Nicamore is out of the stakes-winning Doneraile Court mare The Great Tyler.

Lael Stables' Nicanor raced from 2009-12 and was multiple stakes placed. He earned $147,697 in 18 starts. Although he did not perform to the level of Barbaro, he was followed closely by fans. He stands at Shamrock Farm in Woodbine, Md., where his 2017 fee is $2,000. 

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