"You go into these races thinking your horse is really going to perform good, but racing luck means so much," Sherman said. "I don't feel really anything until he gets in the gate. That's my biggest concern, is the first 70 yards leaving there. I think it's so important to any racehorse to get away from the gate without getting knocked down or impeded in any way, getting behind horses where you have no place to go. We've seen the best horse get beat many a time with bad racing luck. So all I do is hope he has a good trip."