12/26/2011 12:19PM

Tampa Bay: Lentenor may be stakes-bound

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Barbara D. Livingston
Barbaro's brother Lentenor looked good in a Friday allowance win at Tampa Bay Downs.

OLDSMAR, Fla. - Lentenor, a 4-year-old full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, could be headed to the Grade 3, $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes on Feb. 25 after a victory Friday over a tough group of optional allowance turf routers.

Trained by Leigh Delacour, Lentenor rallied past  Beckham Band inside the final furlong to post a 1 1/2-length win in 1:40.95 for 1 1/16 miles, a little more than a second off the track standard and good for a Beyer Speed Figure of 89. The race was run with the temporary rail out 22 feet, which usually produces times from a second to two seconds slower than when the rail is at the zero setting.