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Olympic Jumble 7-5 Favorite In Lost In The Fog
Olympic Jumble, a romping winner in his career debut, is the 7-5 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $50,000-added Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
The Lost in the Fog, a five-furlong sprint for 2-year-olds, is the third race on a 10-race program and will be run at approximately 1:47 p.m. Post time for the first race is
In addition to thoroughbreds, wiener dogs will be in action Saturday at Golden Gate Fields as they compete in the 2013 Wiener Nationals. The first two Dachshund races will be held at 11:45 a.m. and 12:17 p.m., resectively, and seven other heats will be held between the thoroughbred races.
The winning wieners from the nine 30-yard preliminary heats will meet in a championship final at the same distance.
Olympic Jumble, with jockey Jesus Velazquez in the saddle, was in control from start to finish when he captured a 4 1/2-furlong maiden allowance race by 2 1/4 lengths on May 17. Olympic Jumble broke from the outside post that day but drew the rail for the Lost in the Fog and figures to be tough to catch if he breaks alertly.
Ellen Jackson bred, trains and owns Olympic Jumble, a California-bred son of Olympio who is out of the mare Jumberca.
The 2-1 second choice is Skydreamin, who will make his career debut in the Lost in the Fog. Trained by Jeff Bonde, Skydreamin has recorded several bullet works (fastest of the morning at the distance) while preparing for his first start. A Kentucky-bred colt by Sky Mesa, Skydreamin will be ridden by Hall of Famer Russell Baze.
The Lost in the Fog field, in post position order, is as follows: Olympic Jumble, Velazquez rides at 120 pounds, 7-5; Skydreamin, Baze, 117, 2-1; Game Stone, Dennis Carr, 120, 6-1; Tupelo Cush, Abel Cedillo, 120, 8-1; and Perched, Kevin Krigger, 114,
Hernandez Pulls Chest Muscle -- Jockey Juan Hernandez, the third-leading rider at Golden Gate Fields with 75 victories, rode Sparkle Joel to a second-place finish in the first race Friday but then took off his remaining mounts due to a pulled chest muscle.
Dr. David Seftel, track physician at Golden Gate Fields, said Hernandez sustained the injury while stretching prior to the races. Dr. Seftel said he expects Hernandez to be back in the saddle Saturday.
Cedillo Scores Riding Triple -- Jockey Abel Cedillo, fifth in the standings with 55 wins, recorded a riding hat trick Friday. Cedillo won the first race with Slycy ($7.80), the third with Missdang Sally ($6.00), and the sixth with Awesome Silver ($6.80).
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