06/26/2008 11:00PM

Indescribable under new roof


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Indescribable is back at Arlington Park, where she won the Grade 3 Arlington Matron on May 26, but pretty much everything is different now.

Indescribable was one of several horses that her owner, Donald Adam, transferred from Graham Motion - for whom she won the Matron - to Bill Mott, for whom she starts Saturday in the Grade 3, $150,000 Chicago Sprint Handicap. And while Indescribable trained over the synthetic surface at Fair Hills for her Matron win, she breezed this past week over Belmont dirt. Jeremy Rose rode in the Matron, but this time it is James Graham, and the nine furlongs and two turns of the Matron becomes seven furlongs around one turn in the Chicago Cap.

Indescribable drew the outside post in the 11-horse field, a field filled with horses trained by Todd Pletcher. Featherbed and Mini Sermon, two-three in the local prep for this race, look all right, but the best of three Pletchers appears to be Leah's Secret, the horse Indescribable beat by a half-length in the Matron.

"I'm never crazy about running three horses in a race, but sometimes you have go do what's best for each horse," Pletcher said.

Leah's Secret, who has made only three of her 20 starts for Pletcher, took a two-length lead in the stretch of the Matron but was worn down by Indescribable. But Leah's Secret might have a slight edge at the seven-furlong distance of the Chicago Cap.

"Seven-eighths should be a good distance for her," Pletcher said. "We were a little frustrated to have lost last time, since she ran a winning-type race. It seems logical to turn her back and see what she can do."

Leah's Secret finished second as the odds-on favorite in a 7 1/2-furlong Polytrack race here last season, but looked like a stronger horse in the Matron, where she battled hard after Indescribable passed her. She has worked back twice since the race, and gets the services of Rene Douglas.

Victorianna, a sharp winner of the overnight stakes in which Featherbed and Mini Sermon finished second and third, was nominated to the race, but Eddie Kenneally entered Dhanyata instead. Dhanyata finished a close second in a $100,000 stakes at Presque Isle on May 31.

Other shippers have a chance. Akronism, in from Delaware Park for trainer Tim Ritchey, has won 7 of 17 starts, but makes her synthetic-track debut. Tequilas Dayjur is a four-time winner from five career races, but takes a step up in class Saturday.