06/13/2013 1:21PM

Golden Gate: Lost in the Fog speed test for Olympic Jumble


When Ellen Jackson bred the graded stakes-winning sprinter Olympio to the mare Jumberca, she expected the foal “to be a fast little guy.”

She was right.

Olympic Jumble was never headed winning his debut last month at Golden Gate Fields, and on Saturday he faces four other 2-year-olds in the $50,000 Lost in the Fog Stakes at the Albany, Calif, track.

Five were entered in the five-furlong race over the Golden Gate Tapeta main track: three who have won and two first-time starters.

Jackson, who owns Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, Calif., has been pointing Olympic Jumble to the Lost in the Fog since the colt was ridden out to a 2 1/4-length score in a 4 1/2-furlong race on May 17. He earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 62.

“This guy shines,” said Jackson, adding that she doesn’t like to overwork her juveniles. “He had three two-furlong works, one three-eighths, and then one half-mile before his race. There’s not a lot of strategy in 4 1/2-furlong races. With natural speed like his, you have to use it.”

Olympic Jumble has had only one five-furlong work since his victory.

“We do a lot of galloping and less works,” she said. “We used that race as a work and then gave him a work two weeks later and now this race two weeks later.”

In his latest work, Olympic Jumble broke behind a stablemate, quickly caught up, and then went evenly while outworking his rival, Jackson said.

Jackson says she doesn’t know what Olympic Jumble’s future running style will be, but Saturday he’ll be allowed to go for the lead just as he did in his first race. Drawing the rail only reinforces the plan.

The other winners in the field are Game Stone, a Jerry Hollendorfer trainee who debuted on the same day as Olympic Jumble, winning a four-furlong $32,000 maiden claiming race and earning a Beyer of 49, and Southern California invader Tupelo Cush, who won for a $50,000 tag at Hollywood Park.

Tupelo Cush is trained by Walther Solis, who also is sending out two runners in Southern California’s first 2-year-old stakes of the year Saturday in the Willard Proctor.

Jeff Bonde will run Skydreamin, an $80,000 Sky Mesa colt who will make his debut with Russell Baze in the saddle, while Doug O’Neill will send up Perched, who was supplemented to make her debut here.