Lael Stables' Lentenor , the full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, finished third in his career debut on closing day at Keeneland Oct. 31, a race won by the favored Positive Split (VIDEO).
|Lentenor's Keeneland debut.|
Ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Michael Matz, who also conditioned Barbaro, Lentenor waited in traffic along the inside on the turn of the seven-furlong maiden special weight Polytrack event for 11 2-year-olds. Leparoux worked Lentenor out and around rivals while four wide, but the bay colt drifted inward in the final furlong and did not improve his position while finishing 4 1/4 lengths behind Positive Split.
Robby Albarado guided Positive Split ($4.40) to a 1 1/2-length win over Raincatcher. The final time was 1:24.59.
Lentenor is by Dynaformer--La Ville Rouge (by Carson City). His full brother Barbaro was euthanized early in 2007 after developing laminitis following a career-ending leg injury sustained in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Another full brother, Nicanor , is recovering from a bone bruise that forced him to be scratched from the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT). Nicanor is expected to return to competition at Gulfstream Park.