05/04/2005 11:00PM

Three Chimneys: Sharp ones meet up


Four of the most impressive 2-year-old winners of last month's Keeneland meeting square off at Churchill Downs in Saturday's $100,000 Three Chimneys Juvenile, a five-furlong dash that in recent years has surprisingly produced such future Kentucky Derby runners as Limehouse and More Than Ready.

Todd Pletcher, who trained More Than Ready, sends out , an Unbridled's Song colt who blitzed his rivals by nearly 11 lengths, zipping 4 1/2 furlongs in 51.61 seconds.

"He was extremely impressive," Pletcher said. "He had trained very well. He was most impressive not only for how fast he ran, but how easily he did it."

was nearly as impressive as Half Ours. He cruised home almost nine lengths best in his debut for trainer Bill Mott, who is not usually known for training precocious 2-year-olds. Beacon Shine was bought by George Steinbrenner for $200,000 at a sale in Ocala in February.

"They felt he'd be an early runner, and they asked me to get him ready for the stake here if everything worked out well," Mott said. "He's the right type. He's quick. It's all a matter of having a horse who can do the job you're trying to do."

, a filly, and High Adventure both overcame rough starts to win their first race.

Dance Daily, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, did not run particularly quickly, but she was visually dazzling. After breaking slowly, she came with a powerful rush to win going away, all in the space of 4 1/2 furlongs.

High Adventure rushed up from the rail after his slow start and ran away to a 4 1/2-length victory.

Completing the seven-horse field are Five Star Holding, who won his debut at Aqueduct; Yaddo Cat, a winner in slow time at Keeneland; and Spotsgone, who was a distant fourth after a slow start in his debut at Keeneland.