Lost in the Fog, Dubai Escapade Top 'Summit' Nominations
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2006 5:15 PM
Edited Calder release
Posted: Monday, July 3, 2006 5:15 PM
Harry Aleo's Eclipse Award champion sprinter Lost in the Fog and Darley Stable's filly Dubai Escapade are the marquee names among the nominations to the eight stakes races worth $2 million to be run on the "Summit of Speed" program at Calder Racecourse on Saturday, July 15.
Lost in the Fog won the eighth of his first 10 starts career starts when he posted a 7 ¼ length romp in last year's Carry Back Stakes (gr. II) on the 2005 'Summit' card.
Lost in the Fog suffered his first defeat when seventh as the favorite in the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), but the Florida-bred son of Lost Soldier
was still voted Eclipse champion, and is on target to run in the $500,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs.
Other prominent nominees for the Smile include owner-trainer Steve Asmussen's 5-year-old gelding Anew, whose four-race win streak includes the True North Handicap (gr. II), and Anstu Stable's 5-year-old Friendly Island, who captured the Maryland Breeders' Cup (gr. III) on Preakness Day at Pimlico for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Dubai Escapade leads the list of nominees for the $500,000, six furlong Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I), which has also attraced Susan and John Moore's Smokey Glacken and S.M. Mitchell Ranch's Leave Me Alone.
A 4-year-old daughter of Awesome Again
, Dubai Escapade has won all four of her starts this year since coming to trainer Eoin Harty in the U.S. She finished fifth in her only start as a 2-year-old at Nottingham in England and won her only start last year as a 3-year-old in Dubai.
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