Street Sense just didn't put Curlin away

Updated: May 24, 2007, 9:06 PM ET
By Randy Moss | Special to ESPN.com

Among horse racing circles, the Preakness was barely declared "official" before the debate began.

Did Curlin win because of determination and will to win? Or did Street Sense lose his chance at Triple Crown immortality because of a lack of killer instinct?

The answer is likely a little of both -- and probably more of the latter than the former.

Even before the Kentucky Derby, trainer Carl Nafzger warned that Street Sense tended to "lose focus" if he made the lead too soon in ...

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