Starfish Bay, the Todd Pletcher-trained filly who set a Monmouth Park track record for about 5 1/2 furlongs on June 13, will leave New York on Sunday night for her date in the five-furlong, $152,000 King George Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday. The 4-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality worked four furlongs in 48.88, breezing, on the Belmont training track on Thursday morning in preparation for Goodwood, which lies a few miles outside of Chichester near the south coast of England.\r\nNewly upgraded to Group 2 status this year, the King George is a straight race run over an undulating turf course. Among its 23 nominees are Group 1 sprint winners Fleeting Spirit and Borderlescott. Starfish Bay, who sped 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:00.76 when winning Monmouth&rsquo;s Candy Eclair Stakes one month after taking the five-furlong The Very One Stakes at Pimlico, will be the first American-trained horse to run at Goodwood as well as being Pletcher&rsquo;s first runner in Europe. She will be ridden by Frankie Dettori.\r\n&ldquo;We have been thinking about sending over horses to Europe, and this filly seemed a suitable candidate, so we decided to take a shot with her,&rdquo; said Michael Hernon, director of sales for her owners at Gainesway Thoroughbreds. &ldquo;She will run for Todd at Goodwood and then we will evaluate where to go with her. She is in very good form at the moment and she is a very quick filly. We are hopeful she will give a very good account of herself.&rdquo;\r\nThe King George Stakes is one of three group races scheduled on the third day of the prestigious five-day Glorious Goodwood Meeting. There is precedent for an American-owned filly winning the race, as the Irish-bred Enticing, owned by Roy and Gretchen Jackson&rsquo;s Lael Stable and trained in England by William Haggas, won the 2008 renewal.\r\n* The Aidan O&rsquo;Brien-trained Steinbeck could be making the reverse trip from Starfish Bay. One of four Coolmore nominees to the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on July 31, Steinbeck was 2 1/2 lengths second to Famous Name in the Group 3 Meld Stakes at the Jim Dandy distance of 1 1/8 miles on turf at Leopardstown on Thursday.\r\n&ldquo;We&rsquo;re looking at sending him for the Jim Dandy,&rdquo; O&rsquo;Brien told the Racing Post on Friday. A decision to actually send him to Saratoga must be made by Sunday.