Make of this whatever you will.
The throat blister heard 'round the world:
California Chrome has a small blister in his throat, which Alan Sherman, Art Sherman’s son and top assistant, described as a pimple. He said it appeared before the Derby, went down after treatment, and came back this week.
The California Chrome camp was relaxed and jovial, a day after they revealed that California Chrome was being treated for a very small blister in his throat.
"I’m not worried. I think they’ve got to worry about me, to be honest," Sherman said. "My horse will run his race. If he gets outrun, he gets outrun. But they better have their running shoes on."
Alan Sherman, Art’s son and top assistant, on Friday morning said California Chrome "is fine, his throat is fine."