07/04/2001 12:00AM

Thistledown: Unbridled Time by daylight


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - Unbridled Time cruised to a 12 1/4-length tally over nine Ohio-bred 3-year-olds in the $100,000, nine-furlong Cleveland Gold Cup at Thistledown.

Blame It on Ruby finished second, 7 1/4 lengths ahead of Start Sooner.

Unbridled Time ($2.80), a $1,150,000 purchase as a yearling in 1999, was away in good order under Greta Kuntzweiler to be with the pace while hung four-wide going into the clubhouse turn. He moved to the leaders while in hand, made the lead just after six furlongs, and then widened his advantage.

Unbridled Time, owned by Bob and Beverly Lewis and trained by D. Wayne Lukas, covered the distance in 1:50.84.