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'Dude' to star in Gold Cup

Updated: July 4, 2013, 4:49 PM ET
By Jack Shinar | Bloodhorse

The $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup July 6 is all about Game On Dude, who goes for a repeat victory against just four opponents in the West Coast classic's final renewal at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Game On Dude will carry a career-high impost of 127 pounds in the 1 ¼-mile Gold Cup, to be contested for the 74th time. That doesn't seem likely to stop the four-time Grade 1 winner in a race Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith should be able to dictate from the start.

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