Cal Nation impresses in debut
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
About 4:30 p.m. est last Saturday, Cal Nation (basketball version) were busy rustling up a pre-game meal prior to the always important match up against their conference rival Florida Gators in Gainesville, Fla. Approximately 325 miles south down Florida’s turnpike at Gulfstream Park, Cal Nation (equine version) was just beginning to run up the score in the third quarter against eight overmatched opponents.

There was no Vegas line on Cal Nation’s (equine version) contest, but as far as the betting public were concerned the colt “covered,” winning in the end by nearly eight (lengths) while covering the 7 furlongs in a brisk 1:22 flat. Not bad for freshman making his first start!

UK’s young squad might have benefited from watching the son of Distorted Humor in action before stepping out onto the hardwood of the O’Connell Center. A prime concern all year of Cal Nation (basketball version) and coach Calipari has been the inability of the team to play hard for the full four quarters. Cal Nation (equine version) has no such bad habits and ran hard right to the finish, easing up only when jockey John Velasquez asked him to do so past the wire.

When the smoke cleared in Gainesville, the scoreboard read Florida 70 Kentucky 68. Another tough beat for Cal Nation (basketball version). About the time Cal Nation (equine version) layed down in his thickly bedded stall back at trainer Todd Pletcher’s Palm Meadows barn, coach Cal’s players were probably mulling over what might have been on the bus ride back to the hotel.

WinStar Nation-mainly President Elliott Walden and trainer Todd Pletcher, are in no hurry to rush the half brother to Bluegrass Cat into Kentucky Derby starting lineup. It’s a long season and they will let him develop at his own pace. For now, WinStar already have another promising son of Distorted Humor in Brethren to point towards May Madness.
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