Italian Group 1 winner Hearts of Fire will head for Qatar after being sold Monday for nearly $1 million to top the opening session of the Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale in Newmarket, England.\r\nQatari trainer Ibrahim al-Malki cast a single bid, the winning one of about $918,225 for the 3-year-old Firebreak colt. He signed the ticket on behalf of Hassan Ali abdul Malik of Qatar.\r\nTrainer Pat Eddery&rsquo;s Pat Eddery Racing sold the colt. Hearts of Fire won Italy&rsquo;s Group 1 Gran Criterium and a German Group 3 last year, earning highweight honors in both countries. He was winless this year in three starts but finished third in the St. James&rsquo;s Palace Stakes.\r\nAl-Malki said Hearts of Fire could run in the Dubai International Racing Carnival in January before returning to Europe for the rest of his 4-year-old campaign, but he added that &ldquo;his trainer in Europe is undecided at the moment.&rdquo;\r\nCalifornia-based trainer Jim Cassidy also was active at the auction&rsquo;s opening session Monday, picking up Group 3-placed juvenile Surrey Star for about $333,900. A Dubawi colt, he could point for Hollywood Park&rsquo;s Grade 3 Generous Stakes on Nov. 27 for his new owner, Class Racing&rsquo;s Tom Arndt.\r\nThe four-day auction&rsquo;s opening session sold 224 horses in training for about $7,390,376, for an average price of about $32,992. Compared year-to-year in the auction currency of guineas, gross receipts and the average price were up 19 percent and 23 percent. The median price, about $14,608, was down 13 percent.