Speedy Filly City Route Can’t Be Caught In Lost In The Fog

Speedy Filly City Route Can’t Be Caught In Lost In The Fog

     “She’s pretty fast” is how jockey Kevin Krigger succinctly described City Route after guiding the 2-year-old filly to a front-running victory in the $50,300 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     City Route, a California-bred daughter of Globalize, is 2-for-2 and has led every step of the way in both of her victories.  City Route is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, who, 16 minutes after capturing the Lost in the Fog, won the $77,530 Cinderella Stakes at Hollywood Park with the 2-year-old filly Killer Graces.

     Janet Hollendorfer, Jerry’s wife and chief assistant, saddled City Route while her husband took care of Killer Graces at Hollywood Park.  Jerry Hollendorfer watched the Lost in the Fog via simulcast and was impressed with City Route’s victory over four male rivals and fellow filly Roll Your Eyes.

     “She showed good speed and finished off good, too,” said Hollendorfer.  “I thought she was a very nice filly or I wouldn’t have run her against the boys.”

     City Route won her career debut by 5 1/2 lengths under jockey Russell Baze, who opted to ride the Kentucky-bred colt Mighty Monsoon in the Lost in the Fog.  Mighty Monsoon finished third as the 6-to-5 favorite while City Route scored by 2 1/4 lengths over Sold Short.  

     Krigger was very happy to pick up the mount on City Route, who paid $5.40 as the second choice in the wagering.

     “She’s nice,” said Krigger.  “I got to work her a couple times and she’s pretty quick.  I was confident the whole way.  I never really felt like she was going to get passed.  She just kept finishing.  She never felt like she was getting tired or slowing up.  She’s nice.”
     City Route, who earned $30,300 for the victory, is owned in partnership by Hollendorfer, Mary Jo Amlie, and George Todaro.  Hollendorfer said City Route will likely make her next start at Del Mar in the $100,000 CTBA Stakes, a 5 1/2-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies bred in California.  The CTBA Stakes will be run Friday, July 22.

     Closing Day is Dollar Day –  Golden Gate Fields wraps up its 2010-2011 winter/spring meeting Sunday with a 10-race “Dollar Day” card.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. and general parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs and sodas will all cost just a buck apiece.   

     The popular band Tainted Love will perform on the Trackside Stage and Golden Gate Fields will salute law enforcement by presenting Heroes & Horses, an event in which fans can get an up-close look at squad cars, helicopters, and motorcycles, and visit special law enforcement booths.

     Author Richard J. Maturi, who is on a national book tour, will be at the track to sign copies of his book “Triple Crown Winner: the Earl Sande Saga.”  Sande won the Belmont Stakes five times in 10 years.