Railway Stakes Temptation For Fifty Stars

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has put his hand up for a potential Group One assignment in Perth with his first victory at stakes level at .

Trainer says the beautifully bred four-year-old needed to win Saturday's to work his way up the ballot order into next week's Stakes at Ascot.

Fifty Stars had his price slashed from $9 into $5 second favourite behind ($4.50) for next Saturday's 1600m contest.

A decision on whether Fifty Stars joins four other Weir runners on the flight to Perth on Sunday will be left as late as possible.

“We'll see how he does tonight, see how he is in the morning and make the decision then,” Weir said.

Ridden by apprentice , Fifty Stars was sent off the $1.70 favourite in defeating Holy Snow ($7.50) by 1-1/4 lengths, with Fastnet Tempest ($12) another half-length away.

Weir said he would have a good think about the distance and its possible effects.

“Whether it's the right thing to do or not, I'm not sure,” Weir said.

“He's had to come here, he'll have to go back to , float down and get on a plane, fly to Perth and then you've got five days to settle in and then race again.”

If Fifty Stars doesn't join stablemates Iconoclasm, State, Voodoo Lad and for the trip west, Weir said his turn at Group One level would come one day.

“He's an exciting horse for the future and has got the pedigree to match,” Weir said.

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