The first race of the day at the Curragh on Phoenix Stakes day is the seven furlong Maiden and Shark Bay looks to be tough to beat if improving again.
The Aidan O'Brien trained runner looks to be the pick of the runners left in by the master trainer and having already had two runs should have the experience over most in the field.
The son of Australia was seen at the back end of June finishing a narrow third in a photo-finish over course and distance.
Back over course and distance last time out he ran a superb race to just be chinned on the line again in a photo and this event looks slightly easier.
One to beat.