09/05/2005 12:00AM

Gilchrist: BC Sprint is 'definite' for Fog

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Lost in the Fog, winning the King's Bishop, could run in the Oct. 1 Vosburgh before going in the BC Sprint.

SAN MATEO, Calif. - Trainer Greg Gilchrist confirmed Monday that Lost in the Fog will run in the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Belmont on Oct. 29.

"I think the Breeders' Cup is definite for us, unless we hit a bump in the road," Gilchrist said.

Gilchrist said Lost in the Fog would run in either the Grade 1, $500,000 Vosburgh at Belmont on Oct. 1, which would be Lost in the Fog's first meeting against older horses, or just train up to the Sprint. If Gilchrist opts to run in the Vosburgh, he said he will keep Lost in the Fog at Belmont until the Breeders' Cup.

Gilchrist said he "probably won't consider" the Ancient Title at Santa Anita for a prep, because he didn't want to ship to Southern California, back to his base at Golden Gate Fields, and then back to New York. He said the $90,000 supplemental fee was not a factor in the decision to run in the Breeders' Cup.

Lost in the Fog will be crossing the country for the seventh time to run in the Breeders' Cup. He won the Sunshine Millions, Grade 2 Swale, and Grade 2 Carry Back in Florida, and the Grade 3 Bay Shore, Grade 2 Riva Ridge, and Grade 1 King's Bishop in New York.

Lost in the Fog has earned triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures in all nine career starts. His 1 1/4-length victory over Egg Head in the Riva Ridge at Belmont on June 11 was his narrowest margin of victory.

Frisco Star out two months

The talented 2-year-old Frisco Star, a stablemate of Lost in the Fog who set a track record at Santa Rosa in his debut, will be on the sidelines for two months with sore shins. Gilchrist said he had hoped to run Frisco Star on Wednesday in an allowance race at Bay Meadows, but the race didn't fill.

Gilchrist said the shins will be pin-fired, and Frisco Star would be given September and October off before coming back sometime in November.

"The colt has a couple shins starting to heat up," Gilchrist said. "If the race had gone Wednesday or come back in a day or two, he would have run. He might not be 100 percent, but it wouldn't have been risking anything. As long as you have a definite target, it's one thing, but since we don't know when the race will go, it's in the best interest of the horse to fire his shins. When you have a good horse, you have to have patience."

Frisco Star won his debut at Santa Rosa by 8 1/2 lengths, running 5 1/2 furlongs in a track record 1:01.65.

Thirsty Guy's wins second stakes

Thirsty Guy's, one of the most popular winners in some time at Bay Meadows, had more than 30 supporters in the winner's circle following his victory in Sunday's Earlene McCabe Derby.

The win was his second stakes victory; he also won the Tacoma Handicap at one mile at Emerald Downs on June 26. Thirsty Guy's finished seventh in the $100,000 Real Good Deal at Del Mar on Aug. 12.

Trainer Phil Oviedo purchased Thirsty Guy's, a Cal-bred gelding, privately from breeder Mercedes Stable on the advice of Mike Orman.

"They had a lot of horses, and I think they were a little more interested in their Kentucky-breds," Oviedo said of the breeder. "Sometimes some good ones slip through the cracks."

Oviedo has a small barn and ran into some cash-flow problems this spring. A friend of Oviedo had some other friends who were interested in purchasing a horse, so Oviedo sold a part of Thirsty Guy's to them.

"Wouldn't you know, as soon as I sold him, he got good," Oviedo said.

Tito Gonzalez, Chuck Gust, Ron Saisi, and Guy Turner are now owners of a multiple stakes winner with Oviedo.

"It all turned out all right," Oviedo said. "These are young guys who really like the business and will be around for a long time. They've already started going to sales."

Oviedo said that he would point Thirsty Guy's to the Pomona Derby at Fairplex.

Twenty named to Monterey

Twenty fillies and mares were nominated to Saturday's $60,000 Monterey Handicap at five furlongs on the turf. Recent stakes winners Beezer, Fortunately, Nicole's Dream, and Pretty Meadow are nominated, along with Bernstein's Babe, Marie's Rose, Sexy Helmsman, Somethin-aboutlaura, Storminbayoubabe, and Vino Tinto, who are also coming off victories.

Lobo sends another Brazilian-bred

Ten fillies and mares signed up for Wednesday's feature, a $50,000 optional claimer at one mile on the turf.

Paulo Lobo, who sent Brazilian-bred Fast Navy north to win her U.S. debut last Friday, unveils another Brazilian-bred, Orma Giusta.

Orma Giusta was 3 for 4 in Brazil. She hasn't raced since winning a Grade 2 race one year ago.

Trainers violate medication rules

Five trainers were fined Monday for medication violations at Pleasanton, Solano, and Santa Rosa.

Four of the violations concerned the prohibited muscle relaxant methocarbamol. Alfred Costa (positive test for Janzig Warrior) and Brian Koriner (Please Don't Tell) were fined $300. Efrain Miranda (Notorious One) was fined $750 and John Martin (Red Power) was fined $2,000.

Steve Miyadi was fined $1,000 for an overage of the analgesic flunixin in How Bout Osvaldo.