The Alcester trainer has earmarked the extended three mile Grade Two contest at the West Yorkshire track in February as the six year-old’s main aim for the season.
Skelton said: “I’ve got to talk to Mike and Eileen Newbould (owners) about him, but the thing about him is he wants three miles in soft ground.
“I’ve said to them, and they agree, that the long-term target is the Towton. That is his seasonal target, and anything around that is a bonus.
“What road we take to that, I’m not sure at the moment. There is a race at Ffos Las on November 10 – but that is a long way for the Newboulds, so we might look at something closer.”