Limehouse Pointed Toward Hollywood Gold Cup

Dogwood Stable's millionaire Limehouse, winner of the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), will run next in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) July 9, going 1 1/4 miles at Hollywood Park.

John Velazquez will travel to Los Angeles to ride Limehouse.

"Todd Pletcher and I felt it was a close call between the Hollywood Gold Cup and the Suburban Handicap in New York on Saturday. However, Limehouse could use the extra week," said Cot Campbell, president of Dogwood Stable.

"Having won stakes at two, three and four, including two grade II stakes, this Grand Slam colt has a very bright future as a stallion," Campbell commented. "Obviously, a grade I win would enhance his value even more."

"Limehouse has run at 1 1/4 miles only once and that was his very respectable fourth in the 2004 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). He finished the Brooklyn Handicap with a 112 Beyer Rating and acted as if he could handle more ground after that race's 1 1/8-mile distance," Campbell said.

The plans are to ship Limehouse to California around July 6. He would have his final work at Belmont July 3.

Limehouse has career earnings of $1,062,433, with seven wins, two seconds and a third from 17 lifetime starts.