07/03/2005 11:00PM

Lost in the Fog has only five rivals in Carry Back

Lost in the Fog will try to make it 8 for 8 Saturday in the Carry Back.

MIAMI - The $500,000 Smile and Princess Rooney handicaps for older horses are the richest races on Saturday's $1.9 million Summit of Speed program at Calder, but this year, they will have to take a back seat to the $300,000 Carry Back Stakes and the country's fastest 3-year-old, Lost in the Fog.

Lost in the Fog will put his unblemished record on the line against only five other 3-year-olds in the Carry Back, a six-furlong race that goes as the 12th on the 13-race Summit of Speed card. The field for the Carry Back and the seven other stakes on the card were drawn Monday.

Lost in the Fog has won all seven career starts, including the Grade 2 Riva Ridge at Belmont Park, in which he was extended for the first time before posting a 1 1/4-length decision over Egg Head.

Lost in the Fog arrived from his northern California base Saturday evening and went to the track for the first time Monday. Regular rider Russell Baze will be back in the saddle after missing the Riva Ridge because of a fractured collarbone.

"He settled in fine," trainer Greg Gilchrist said on Monday. "Shipping hasn't been a problem for him. And we're very happy to have Russell back to ride him."

Lost in the Fog will face four locals in the Grade 2 Carry Back, including Dazzling Dr. Cevin and Hot Space, along with Louisiana invader Crawfish King.

The Princess Rooney has come up the strongest race of the day and features a match between division leader Madcap Escapade and the undefeated Happy Ticket. A six-furlong dash, the Princess Rooney also attracted Sensibly Chic, Molto Vita, Savorthetime, and locals Sorbet, Wild Speed, and Prospective Saint.

Madcap Escapade will carry high weight of 120 pounds, including Jerry Bailey, while looking to rebound from a disappointing performance in the Grade 1 Humana Distaff Handicap on the Kentucky Derby undercard.

Happy Ticket ventured outside her native Louisiana for the first time in her last start, registering an impressive victory in Arlington's Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap.

Sensibly Chic was a 3 3/4-length winner of Belmont Park's Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap on June 12 and owns the highest Beyer Speed Figure, 109, of any filly or mare sprinter in the country this year.

The Smile drew a well-matched field of 10, led by 118-pound highweight Don Six and California invader Woke Up Dreamin.

Don Six has won two stakes in five starts this year, and Woke Up Dreamin is coming off a two-length win in Belmont's Grade 2 True North Handicap. Don Six will be joined by uncoupled stablemate Toscani, whom trainer Scott Lake decided to supplement into the Smile field.

Abbondanza, the pacesetter in the 2004 Breeders' Cup Sprint, also figures to contest the early pace in a lineup that includes top local contenders Silver Wagon and Nightmare Affair.

The Grade 3, $300,000 Azalea Breeders' Cup attracted only eight 3-year-old fillies, with Hot Storm and the locally based Flying Circle likely to vie for favoritism.

The Summit of Speed will also include four other sprint stakes, beginning with the $50,000 Rocket Man at two furlongs, which will feature the top three finishers from a year ago, including defending champ Pembroke Hall and Caller One.

The other Summit stakes are the $100,000 Calder Turf Sprint Handicap, the $75,000 Birdonthewire Stakes, and the $75,000 Cassidy Stakes.