Cal Nation Preakness-bound?

by | 03.24.2011 | 12:25pm

WinStar Farm's Cal Nation, who narrowly missed a victory in his first try against winners, will be headed to the Grade II Jerome Handicap with the potential to run in the Preakness Stakes according to racing manager Elliott Walden.

“He came out of the race good,” Walden said. “We were a little disappointed with the outcome at first but (Dance City) came out of a mile and eighth race and was a little fresher. I think Johnny (Velazquez) was maybe a little too overconfident in the ride too.

“We'll look at the Jerome and see what happens after that. He could go to the Preakness off of a race like that, just like Bernardini did.”

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