Owner Harry Aleo was on hand for the work by Lost in the Fog (by Lost Soldier), who is undefeated in nine career starts. He won his last start, the King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, and is being pointed to the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 29 at Belmont Park.
In his final work for the Oct. 1 Bay Meadows Speed Handicap, 3-year-old Lost in the Fog sizzled five furlongs in :57 1/5 Sept. 23 at Golden Gate Fields.With regular rider Russell Baze aboard, Lost in the Fog broke off at the five-eighths-mile pole just after the 9 a.m. PDT renovation break. He went 33-and-change for three-eighths of a mile.The work was several seconds faster than trainer Greg Gilchrist had wanted."We were looking to shade a minute," Gilchrist said. "Going this fast isn't beneficial. We just want him fresh and eager. I like works to add rather than subtract."Gilchrist said Lost in the Fog's quarter crack looked fine, and he wasn't blowing when he came off the track.Said Baze: "He went faster than we wanted to go. He went fast early and came home the way we wanted. But he's just so quick, he's hard to gauge."