12/27/2007 12:00AM

Lost in the Fog figures tough

EmailJust a three years ago, owner Harry Aleo, trainer Greg Gilchrist, and rider Russell Baze shipped to Turf Paradise ready to unleash a storm on four legs. That juvenile, the late Lost in the Fog, won the Arizona Juvenile by the length of the stretch, set a track record, and went on to win an Eclipse Award as the nation's top sprinter at age 3.

Turf Paradise honors that marvelous sprinter with the $50,000 Lost in the Fog Juvenile on Saturday. A field of eight 2-year-olds is entered to go 6 1/2 furlongs, and one of the contenders is from the Northern California connections of Aleo, Gilchrist, and Baze. They bring Fort Funston, who comes off a win in an allowance sprint at Golden Gate on Nov. 22, but he is unlikely to be favored in a field that came up tough.

Remember Boffi, owned and trained by Adam Kitchingham, might be favored off a victory in the Fool the Experts here Dec. 4. He stalked the pace as the heavy favorite in that race and beat Rule by Force and Fort Funston, both entered here. He was third in a stakes at Oak Tree before the Fool the Experts and won a Bay Meadows allowance before that. Scott Stevens rides.

Rule by Force won the Sail on By here Nov. 17 prior to finishing second to Remember Boffi. Glenn Corbett rides again.

White Spar looked super blasting Arizona-breds in the Arizona Breeders' Futurity here Dec. 1. He pressed the pace, took over on the turn, and cruised to a 5 1/2-length win in the slop. Sandi Gann rides again.

Ez Dreamer and El Mirage, second and third behind White Spar on Dec. 1, are back for more. Ez Dreamer beat White Spar in an allowance race here Nov. 16, while El Mirage won his first two starts by 6 1/4 and 15 lengths, which sent him into the Arizona Breeders' Futurity as the 1-5 favorite. He blew the start, rushed up, and couldn't sustain his run.