"It couldn't have helped him any," Sherman said of the impact on California Chrome's run. "I was watching the replay, and on the backside, he was in all kinds of trouble. [Jockey] Victor [Espinoza] was trying to get him out, and they were pushing him down in there. He didn't have racing room. But hey, listen, the horse has had six straight races with perfect trips. Sometimes in this game, when you do have a bad trip, that's part of it."