El Astronaute will swerve an option in Ireland this weekend in favour of the Borderlescott Conditions Trophy at Musselburgh.
John Quinn’s speedster, who began last season rated 95, bagged two big York handicaps and signed off his campaign with a win in a Listed event at Maisons-Laffitte.
He holds an entry in the Cork Stakes at Navan on Saturday, but Quinn will stay closer to home.
“He won’t go to Ireland – he’ll go to Musselburgh on Tuesday instead,” said the North Yorkshire trainer.
“There are many examples of sprinters improving with age – he’s six now, and could be reaching his peak.
“We were very happy with him last year and have been delighted with his training, so we’re looking forward to Tuesday.
“He had 12 runs last year, held his form all year and won a Listed race on his last start – so that speaks volumes about his constitution.”