Heartbreak City set for Dubai Gold Cup

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

The Tony Martin-trained stayer came within a head of Flemington glory in November only to be pipped by Almandin.

He was unsurprisingly favourite when he was switched back to hurdles for the valuable Coral.ie Hurdle at Leopardstown in Ireland earlier this month.

After finishing a close-up eighth, Martin is happy to let his charge return to the jumping game at some stage.

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

“He’s good. There’s not a bother on him,” Martin said..

“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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