Trained by Michael Matz and ridden by jockey Jose Lezcano, Nicanor was the 7-10 favorite in the field of eight 3-year-olds and loomed boldly into the stretch, but failed to make up ground in the final yards. Glittermans Cartel was timed in 1:36:08 over the fast track and paid $10.20 for $2. Jockey Kent Desormeaux rode the winner for trainer Ken McPeek.
Jose Lezcano (Nicanor, 2nd):
“We had good position coming around the far turn, but he was just playing around looking at the other horses. Coming down the stretch he was a little green. I think he’ll become a nice horse.”
Michael Matz (Nicanor, 2nd):
“(Lezcano) said he was still green. He was looking at the winner in the stretch. The jock said he felt like he had a lot more horse. We just have to give him more experience. He’s a good horse. It’s just going to take some time. He goes north for his next start.”