Havana Grey will be prepared for a return to the Curragh next month following his fine effort in the Coolmore Nunthorpe at York on Friday.

Karl Burke's three-year-old was beaten three lengths into fifth place on the Knavesmire, despite racing on his own on the far side of the track at the business end of the race.

Burke was pleased to see his charge bounce back from what he felt was a below-par performance when sixth in the King George Stakes at Goodwood, and his likely next port of call is the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh on September 16.