Fifty Stars winning at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos)
Fifty Stars has won an invitation to the $5 million All-Star Mile, but next Saturday's Group 1 Australian Cup looks likely to take priority.
Fifty Stars won his second G2 Blamey Stakes at Flemington on Saturday and co-trainer David Hayes said connections will sit on The All-Star Mile wildcard as it is planned for the horse to back-up next week into the 2000-metre Australian Cup.
But after Fifty Stars ($2.60 fav) ran home strongly to win the G2 by a length-and-a-half, Hayes said some tough decisions had to be made.
"We're just going to sleep on it," he said.
"He's a stallion prospect by Sea The Stars so a Group 1 Australian Cup win would be a great race for him to win but it's (All-Star) the richest mile in the world so we might go to Sydney for the Group 1s after the race.
"If the Guineas form has blown us out of the water and we were kidding ourselves, the Australian Cup is very tempting.
"Smarter people than me can dissect the two races and have a look but I've got a feeling that will measure up favourably.
"If he were mine, I would go for the All-Star Mile but he's not mine."
Fifty Stars is owned by Gerry Ryan and races in his familiar royal blue, white checks and green sleeves colours.
The Lindsay Park team could have as many as five runners in next week's Australian Cup if Fifty Stars backs up as he will be joined by Constantinople, Cape Of Good Hope, Harlem and possibly So Si Bon.
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