Nicanor is a 2 year old colt who has a strong tie to the world of horse racing. He is the brother of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. The yet to be raced horse has just been transferred to Michael Matz’s training facility in Maryland where he will prep for his first race hopefully in October. Will he race like his brother? Only time will tell, but one can see some similar traits. “He appears to be athletic, is put together well and has a good disposition. He also seems curious and intelligent. Like Barbaro, he has a habit of taking in the scenery when he goes to the track in the mornings. He will peer at his surroundings before he tells his exercise rider that he is ready to go.” With that being said I can’t wait to see how he runs in his first race. Do I expect him to run like Barbaro? No, because history has showed us that being a brother to a Triple Crown winner doesn’t guarantee success. But I do expect him to put up a hell of a fight.
Preakness preview will be released later on this week.