"He's such a tough horse, he doesn't really let you know until it's really painful to him," Casse said. "If he hadn't, he would have run in the race and probably not run as well, and then have it flare up. I'm looking toward it as a bright spot, that he showed it three days out and not the day after."
"Of course," he said. "But I thought I was going to win a lot of times before, so it doesn't shock me."