09/26/2002 11:00PM

Harlan's Holiday to Gold Cup

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ELMONT, N.Y. - Harlan's Holiday was scratched out of Friday's $350,000 Pegasus Handicap at The Meadowlands because of a sloppy track and is likely to run in Saturday's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park.

Harlan's Holiday trainer, Todd Pletcher, delivered the news to New York Racing Association officials around noon on Friday.

Pennsylvania Derby winner Harlan's Holiday would have been the favorite in the Grade 2 Pegasus against 3-year-olds. In the Grade 1 Gold Cup, where he will meet older horses for the first time, Harlan's Holiday is listed as 10-1 in Daily Racing's Form's morning-line.