The horse to follow at the Curragh on Sunday is the Joseph O'Brien trained, Pondus, who tries his hand in the Group 2 Curragh Cup after an impressive 2nd placed finish last time out over C&D.
If ridden with a more patient approach in the race, Pondus, is taken to improve upon his runner-up effort on his next try over the 14f trip.
Noted as getting going too early last time out in a premier handicap, Joseph O'Brien's runner was headed in the final strides, despite running off a huge weight for the affair.
The son of Sea The Moon is a past Listed winner and has placed multiple times in group company signifying his potential to land a race of this type in the not so distant future.
14f looks an optimum trip for the now 5yo gelding and on just his 3rd run this season, he's expected to progress once more over the distance now stripping primed and fit for the race.