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Hawthorne Cup may have BC impact

Updated: October 2, 2009, 8:50 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Intentional or no, the Hawthorne Gold Cup on Saturday might wind up being a key prep toward the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon. Nite Light, the top-ranked horse in the initial Daily Racing Form ratings for the Marathon, "might run at Hawthorne before we ship him out for the Marathon," said Michael McCarthy, the Kentucky-based assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher, while second-rated Awesome Gem is a definite Gold Cup starter for the prominent West Point Thoroughbreds Stable.

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