02/20/2017 8:04PM

Quick and Silver too fast to catch in Lost in the Fog

Shane Micheli/Vassar Photography
Quick and Silver, under William Antongeorgi, wins the Lost in the Fog Stakes on Monday for the first stakes victory of his career.

Favored Quick and Silver was never headed as he earned the first stakes victory his career, winning Monday's $50,800 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

The speedy Quick and Silver took the lead immediately and set fast fractions of 22.54 for the opening quarter and 44.85 for the half in the six-furlong race. He held a two-length lead at the eighth pole and coasted home a three-quarter-length winner over Star Student in 1:09.18. Quick and Silver paid $4.40 to win.

Chips All In won a three-way photo for third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Star Student.

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"We wanted to go from the beginning," said Quick and Silver's trainer, Bill Delia, who noted the rail draw was good for the 6-year-old Dunkirk gelding.

"This horse has tremendous speed, and he loves being out front."

Winning jockey William Antongeorgi said: "There really wasn't much thinking to do - just get him out of there and on his way. When he gets an easy lead, he's tough to run down, and that's exactly what happened today.

Owned by Ellen and Peter Johnson, Quick and Silver earned $30,350 for his 11th career victory. His bankroll is now at $239,810.