Flymetothestars for the Ebor

Flymetothestars (r, blue) will be aimed at the Ebor

Flymetothestars will be readied to make his first start on turf in the Betfred Ebor at York next month.

The Sir Mark Prescott-trained four-year-old put in a career-best performance on Saturday when he finished a respectable third in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle.

Tom Palin, spokesman for owners Middleham Park Racing, said: "Obviously, going off favourite meant he had the best chance mathematically on Saturday but I don't think he disgraced himself.

"He is an unexposed, up-and-coming horse that nobody knows what he really is yet.

"He had never competed in a field of more than 10 before.

"Maybe he was lit up by the sizeable field, but for a horse to pull for a mile and five furlongs and want to go quick and stay on that strong, that was a good run.

"I think the winner (Higher Power) was well in (at the weights) with his run behind Big Orange at Sandown.

"He ran a great race and Sir Mark was delighted with him and he will now go for the Ebor.

"You have got to believe that he is capable of landing a big handicap."


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