Undefeated 3-year-old Lost in the Fog worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 handily Thursday morning at Golden Gate Fields in his final drill for the $1-million TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). With regular rider Russell Baze aboard, Lost in the Fog glided through his work, going the opening furlong in :12 1/5, the first quarter of a mile in :24, three furlongs in :36, and four furlongs in :48 1/5. Unlike the last time Lost in the Fog worked – when he went too fast, blitzing five furlongs in 57 1/5 seconds on Sept. 23 at Golden Gate Fields – both trainer Greg Gilchrist and Baze were happy with Thursday's move. "It was nice, steady work," said Gilchrist. "I told Russell to error on the side of caution. Slower is better than faster. I would rather have a horse that is fresh than over-trained. This horse is fit. Conditioning should not be something to worry about." "It was a good work," said Baze. "He was up more on the bit today than he was the other day when he went too fast. As soon as he switched leads at the head of the lane, he picked it up on his own to the wire. He's pretty darn hard to judge (in terms of pace in his workouts) because he does things effortlessly." Golden Gate Fields invited fans to watch Lost in the Fog's workout, and more than 200 fans were on hand to watch the 9 a.m. work. Owned by Harry J. Aleo of San Francisco, Lost in the Fog is 10-for-10 and has earned $889,075. The Florida-bred son of Lost Soldier owns two track records and has won nine stakes, including the grade I King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga.
Lost in the Fog will be flown to New York Saturday.