09/21/2006 12:00AM

Dylan Thomas may go to Turfway


Trainer Aidan O'Brien has signaled his intention to run Dylan Thomas, winner of both the Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes, in the Breeders' Cup Classic by nominating him to Turfway Park's Kentucky Cup Classic.

But O'Brien warned on Thursday that he has yet to decide between the 1 1/8-mile Turfway Park Grade 2 event on Sept. 30 and Belmont Park's 1 1/4-mile, Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Oct. 7 as the Breeders' Cup Classic prep for Dylan Thomas, a 3-year-old son of Danehill.

"We want to give him a run in America on dirt to see how he handles what will be for him a new surface," O'Brien said.