After running far too freely on his first start of the year in the 2000 Guineas, trainer John Oxx (pictured) put a hood on the son of Invincible Spirit and that appeared to help him settle.
However, he ran without the headgear when beaten six and a half lengths by Famous Name, although Oxx believes there may have been another factor in his defeat.
"He was a bit keen and maybe the hood will be back on him next time," he said.
"I think he just blew up a bit as with the weather being so wet -- the Curragh was particularly badly affected by the rain -- we couldn't use the grass gallops.
"He just probably didn't get enough work in on the all-weather and was a bit short on the day. I think he can do better than that and we're going to stick to the plan and run in the Irish Champion Stakes, possibly with the hood back on."