Godolphin Trainer Charlie Appleby is excited to see Quorto back on the course, as he looks for the 2-year-old colt to outline his Classic credentials in the Group 1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes, over 7 furlongs, at the Curragh on Sunday.
The Godolphin representative will encounter six rivals in the 2018 running of the National Stakes, including Aidan O'Brien's Tyros and the highly-regarded Anthony Van Dyck, who landed the Group 2 Futurity Stakes at the end of August.
Quorto, a 2-year-old son of Dubawi, made a huge impression when succeeding in both of his first two starts at Newmarket, particularly when producing an impressive display to score by over 3 lengths in the Superlative Stakes, under William Buick.
Priced at 16-1 for Next year's Guineas, trainer Charlie Appleby is hopeful that he will be able to signal his intent on Irish soil on Sunday.
Talking in a recent interview, the Newmarket-based trainer revealed:"He's had a nice break since the Superlative and his preparation has gone very well,"
"It's time for us to step him up now and I think the Guineas picture will be a lot clearer after this weekend.
"We said after Newmarket we'd aim for the Curragh. We also had the option of the Champagne Stakes if it looked like coming up very soft in Ireland, but it looks like it will be no worse than good to soft and that should be fine.
"He has an action that suggests he'll actually appreciate ground on the easy side of good, although obviously you couldn't fault what he's done on fast ground so far.
"Until we attempt it, we won't know for sure, but as long as it doesn't go very soft, I think he'll handle it."
Find out more ahead of the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.