"He tries so hard," Prado said. "I was still running at the end. I knew it was going to be close, but my horse was still running."
"It's a little frustrating. In the Donn, we finished second. In the Pimlico Special, we finished second. In the Met Mile we finished second – and we beat (trainer Todd) Pletcher all three times," said trainer Nick Zito of Sun King's effort. "It's like the freakiest thing ever. The horse ran great. He ran his guts out. This was a tough beat. We lost to the horse that won the Breeders' Cup Sprint over this track. We're there all year in these Grade 1s, we need to win one. I'm grateful to these horses for trying so hard. This race just adds to Sun King's legacy. I guess if we had to lose, we lost to the right horse. I love Sun King. We'll talk with (owner) Mr. (Tracy) Farmer and see what he wants to do."
"He's probably just a little better at two turns or a mile and an eighth," jockey Garrett Gomez said of Bandini. "The other horses are more sprinters. When we left there, he kind of got shuffled back. From then on, I was in everyone else's pocket. He had every chance to get it done, but they just kicked on."(Chart, Equibase)
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