Updated on 09/17/2011 8:43PM

Lost in the Fog dominates Dash

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Lost In The Fog with Russell Baze riding wins the $250,000 Ocala Stud Dash on Sunshine Millions Day at Gulfstream Park.

Lost in the Fog ran away to his third straight victory and may now run straight to a Kentucky Derby prep race, following his overpowering win in Saturday's $250,000 for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

Until now, trainer Greg Gilchrist and owner Harry Aleo have resisted the temptation to sell Lost in the Fog and have been circumspect of stretching him out around two turns. But the unbeaten Lost in the Fog won the Dash by 4 1/2 lengths and with such ease that Gilchrist conceded he and Aleo will have to have a serious talk about the question everyone wants to know - what's next?

"That's a decision that's going to have to be made in the next week," Gilchrist said.

Gilchrist, 56, said if he and Aleo decide to try for the Derby, a race like the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct would be a goal. Otherwise, Lost in the Fog could return to Gulfstream from his northern California base for the Swale Stakes.

On Saturday, Lost in the Fog ($3.40) rocketed up to engage for the lead through an opening quarter-mile in 22.04 seconds. He began to pull away from his rivals after a half-mile in 44.73 seconds and drew clear to complete six furlongs on the fast main track in 1:09.96 with jockey Russell Baze.

"I think he can stretch out," Gilchrist said. "To tell you the truth, I'm not sure what he can't do at this point."

Lost in the Fog, a Florida-bred, has now won all three of his starts, all in sprints, at three different tracks. Aleo, 85, has received several lucrative offers for Lost in the Fog, a Lost Soldier colt, but he has refused to sell.