Heartbreak pencilled in for Dubai

Heartbreak City is likely to revert to the Flat for a tilt at the Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan.

Heartbreak City (right: Narrowly denied in the Melbourne Cup and set for a return to the Flat

Tony Martin's Ebor winner came within a head of Melbourne Cup glory in November and was unsurprisingly a hot favourite switched back to hurdles for the valuable Coral.ie Hurdle at Leopardstown earlier this month.

While he ultimately came up short, he was not disgraced in finishing a close-up eighth and Martin is happy to let his charge return to the jumping game at some stage.

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However, the Summerhill handler is currently favouring an appearance on Dubai World Cup night (March 25) for the seven-year-old's next appearance.

Martin said: "He's good – there's not a bother on him.

"We'll see where we are in a week or so, but I'd say Dubai is a fair possibility. That's probably where we'll go.

"He jumped well and ran a good enough race in Leopardstown, so we could go back over hurdles as well.

"The owners like their National Hunt racing, so the plan is to mix it."

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