Limehouse, a 2-year-old Grand Slam colt, won the first important juvenile stakes of the year, the Three Chimneys at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day.
El Sysco Kid, who was making his first start, ran a good second, beaten 1 1/4 lengths, with East Bay third. Heavy favorite Heckle, who went off 4-5, ran fourth. Ide Be a Lady, Korsakoff, and Fashion Girl completed the order of finish.
Limehouse is owned by Dogwood Stable and was one of three runners in the race trained by Todd Pletcher. He also sent out Heckle and Korsakoff. The winner was ridden by Robby Albarado.
Limehouse ran a good time for the five furlongs, covering the distance in :57.47. The track record is 57.14.
The winner was bred in Florida by Cheryl Curtin and purchased as a yearling at Saratoga for $140,000.
Limehouse paid $15.20, $6.20, and $5. El Sysco Kid returned $13.80 and $7.20 and completed the $350.20 exacta. East Bay was worth $5 to show.