Trainer John Ryan is flying out to Dubai to discuss plans for his smart sprinter Iver Bridge Lad.
The Group Three winner has already had four races at Meydan this year and Ryan has to decide whether to keep the six-year-old out there for the ultra-competitive 'Super Saturday' and Dubai World Cup meetings next month or bring him back home for an early campaign.
"I don't know if he'll run again over there. He might come back to England. He's hit top form over there and it's going to get tough for him coming into Super Saturday," said the Newmarket trainer.
"I'm flying out there on Wednesday and will make a decision whether or not to bring him back. We've had soft-ground weather here, so it might make sense to bring him back for the start of the season.
"I'll make those decisions later because obviously there's 'Super Saturday' and World Cup night to think of.
"You can't keep on taking him to the well and perform again. That Group Three he had recently was a tough race. Going back into handicaps would be difficult for him as he's gone up 8lb, so you would be penalising the horse. There are options for him here at the beginning of the season, as there always is."
The Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster is a possible starting point for Iver Bridge Lad, while stablemate Ocean Tempest could also be seen on Town Moor.
Ryan went on: "He's aiming for the Lincoln, but whether we get in or not I don't know. He's a soft-ground horse and has been in training for the race, so we will have to see.
"With the mark he's off, 85, he possibly might just squeeze in at the bottom. It wouldn't be guaranteed and if he doesn't get in he'd go for the Spring Mile."
5 December 2013Three-month ban for Arnold
Contrite Butler must 'rebuild life'
Nicholls watching ground for Roque
Topper tests Future waters
Rasen survives wind scare
Murphy hit by nine-day ban
Festival switch for Mares' race
Big field for Becher
Sacre forced out of Sandown return
Sacre out of Tingle Creek
No luck for Jwala in Sprint draw
Cadeaux team enjoying the ride
Aigles well ahead of fourth Cup bid
Lantern burning bright once more
Rasen to check on wind
Butler considers ban response
Court team eyeing Huntingdon return
Oscar on course for Cheltenham
Cantlow in Cheltenham frame
Juddmonte "not for sale"
Noseda content with Grand journey
Cloud future hinges on Mile outcome
Road charts route towards Becher
Knight backs Somersby to shine
4 December 2013Butler handed five-year ban
Rain key to Azorian Navan bid
Greatrex ponders Baby gameplan
Pipe tinkers with Crus schedule
Fahy eyes Morning glory in Topaz
Verse goes for a song at Tatts
King brings up personal milestone
King issues bleak Invictus update
Tatenen chasing December gold
Rocky revved up for Lexus
Sir and Star set for Durkan date
Sandown heat attracts novice stars
Bolster aiming for confidence boost
Hill faces Becher test
3 December 2013British pair head Power weights
Sea sidesteps Exeter date
Madison Du Berlais dies of colic
Huxley retired from the saddle
Lynam hoping for winning Power
Mullins maps Sceaux plan
Wrist injury sidelines Dalton
Bob on World trail
Sacre a doubt for Tingle Creek
Europe sets sail for Leopardstown
Mullins banks on Hurricane progress
Stellar turnout for Lexus
Wishfull heads Sefton contenders
Junior at Becher summit
Fenton big-hitters near return
Tank team consider options
2 December 2013Ferguson swoops for Dancing Rain
Briar camp look to the Future
Super Sprinter set for Sandown
Super puzzle for McCain
Topper to take Sandown test
The Fugue "one to beat" in HK
Persad takes charity challenge
Seek claims Hollywood glory
Jezki strikes in Hatton's Grace
Don delivers in Drinmore
Tank takes Bond thriller
Analifet stakes Triumph claim
Culloty expects Lord progress
Curtis keeps faith in Fishers
Apache set for Navan test
Lexus aim for Lieutenant
King maps out Sandown plan