Updated on 09/17/2011 10:24PM

Lost in the Fog sets record

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Lost in the Fog wins the Golden Bear Breeders' cup at Golden Gate Fields with Russell Baze aboard.

ALBANY, Calif. - Undefeated Lost in the Fog set a track record as he romped to an easy 10-length victory in the $90,000 on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

Lost in the Fog ($2.10) broke alertly and cruised unchallenged as jockey Russell Baze spent most of his time looking back at his two rivals, Wind Water and Olympic Miler.

Wind Water broke slowly, and the poor break eliminated any semblance of a race. He finished second, 6 1/2 lengths in front of Olympic Miler.

Lost in the Fog was in cruise control the whole way, running fractions of 21.46 seconds, 43.32, and 54.92. His final time of 1:07.32 was 0.13 faster than the track record of 1:07.45 set by Smoke Till Dawn on Dec. 17, 2003.

"He was kicking along pretty good," said Baze, who never moved his stick. "I let him run a little bit before the quarter pole. I had more horse left at the end."

Trainer Greg Gilchrist didn't look at the teletimer until the race ended, and said, "It's a good thing they didn't ask him to run."

Gilchrist appreciated the warm reception the colt got from fans from the time he entered the walking ring to be saddled.

"We were supposed to win," Gilchrist said. "The time is the thing, and the way he did it. You don't see that happen a lot."

"To break a track record without being pushed, it's incredible," said owner Harry Aleo.

Gilchrist has mapped out a plan for Lost in the Fog that keeps him competing against 3-year-olds in sprints.

He'll run next in the Grade 2 Riva Ridge at seven furlongs at Belmont on June 11, then the Grade 2 Carry Back at six furlongs at Calder on July 9, and the Grade 1 King's Bishop at seven furlongs at Saratoga Aug. 27.

Lost in the Fog created a minus win pool of $20,761. Only win betting was allowed. Fans bet $206,372 of the $231,677 in the pool on Lost in the Fog, who earned $55,000 to lift his lifetime earnings to $417,075.