Ascot next for Dubai Gold Cup winner Broome.
Broome will travel straight to the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, and Aidan O’Brien, the horse’s trainer, wants to take him to Australia for the Melbourne Cup at the end of the year.
Over the past four seasons, the seven-year-old horse has performed at his best over middle distances. In the 2020 Long Distance Cup at Ascot, his previous attempt over two miles ended in a distant second place finish behind Trueshan.
However, Broome returned to winning form on Saturday by defeating Siskany by a neck in the Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan, earning his first victory since the Hardwicke Stakes of the previous year.
O’Brien believes that he is an ideal candidate to head in Flemington in November, and that run has put him on track for a matchup with stablemate and reigning staying champion Kyprios at Ascot in June.
He said: “We were very happy. Obviously he’s going to go the Cup route and we’ll look at all those races on the way down to the Melbourne Cup. That’s probably what we’re going to do with him.
“He won’t have to run in the two Irish trials, he can go straight to Ascot. After that he can do Goodwood and all those types of races and then finish off down in Australia.
“He’s seven now and he’s the perfect age to be doing all those races, travelling as an older horse.
“He’s an amazing horse, he was very genuine at Meydan. Looking at him, you’d say we should have stepped him up in trip a lot earlier.”