Railway Stakes Trip Off For Fifty Stars

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After briefly considering a trip to Perth for a Group One race, connections of have decided against the potentially taxing journey.

Fifty Stars won Saturday's Group Three Stakes and trainer was toying with taking the four-year-old to Perth for next week's Stakes at .

But after careful consideration, Weir and connections have decided against the trip.

Weir was concerned about the amount of travelling Fifty Stars would undertake in the next 24 hours.

He would have required a float trip back to his Ballarat on Saturday then a trip to the airport before having to settle in once he arrived in Perth.

“It's just the logistics of it all,” Weir said.

“It's just a bit hard on the horse. I just want to make sure I make the right decisions as he's got a good future.”

Fifty Stars shortened from $9 to $5 second favourite behind ($4.50) immediately following his win on Saturday.

Ridden by apprentice Ben Allen, 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.

With the Perth trip now off, Weir said he would set about finding the right path for Fifty Stars.

“He's a beautiful horse and he's got a good pedigree so we need to win a good race,” Weir said.

Weir will have and State contest the while Voodoo Lad and will join that pair on the trip west.

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