07/09/2005 11:00PM

Lost In The Fog dominates again

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Lost in the Fog and Russell Baze are all alone at the wire after cruising to a 7 1/4-length win in the Grade 2, $300,000 Carry Back Stakes at Calder on Sunday.

MIAMI, Fla. - Lost in the Fog kept his record unblemished when cruising to his eighth straight victory in Sunday's $300,000 at Calder.

The Grade 2 Carry Back for 3-year-olds highlighted Calder's $1.9 million Summit Of Speed card which had been scheduled for Saturday but was postponed 24 hours due to Hurricane Dennis.

With regular rider Russell Baze back aboard, Lost in the Fog led throughout before cruising home 7 1/4 lengths in front of runnerup Qureall while under only a mild hand ride at the end. The Florida bred son of Lost Soldier set fractions of :22.42 seconds, :45.46 before completing six furlongs in 1:09.30 over a fast track. Lost in the Fog's final time was three-fifths faster than older horses Woke Up Dreamin and Madcap Escapade needed to complete the same distance earlier in the day in the Smile and Princess Rooney handicaps.

Lost in the Fog paid $2.10 across the board and was responsible for a minus show pool of $160,865.

Qureall saved ground and finished well along the rail to be second, two lengths in front of the lightly raced Hot Space who had an eventful trip. Cin Cin, Dazzling Dr. Cevin and Crawfish King rounded out the complete order of finish.

"Our plan today was to lay off the pace but I was happy when the gates opened and I saw that orange out there," said trainer Greg Gilchrist who has done a masterful job handling Lost in the Fog's campaign this year for owner Harry Aleo. "And when they hung up :22.40 for the opening quarter I was pretty happy."

Gilchrist said if everything is all right with Lost in the Fog coming out of the Carry Back his next start would likely be in Saratoga's Grade 1 King's Bishop Stakes on Aug. 27.

"Right now the plan is to run him twice more this year," said Gilchrist. "The Breeders' Cup Sprint would be a possibility but it's not a definite. I've discussed the race several times with Mr. Aleo and then we'd table the idea but it will probably come up again after this race. He's not Breeders' Cup eligible but I did supplement Soviet Problem to the Breeders' Cup back in 1994 although obviously it's not my $90,000 we'd have to put up."