Zihba is set to try his hand in better company next week after taking his unbeaten record to two at Dundalk last month.
Trainer Fozzy Stack is eyeing either the Listed Coolmore Zoffany EBF Tetrarch Stakes at Naas on May 7 or the Group Three Amethyst Stakes at Leopardstown on May 13.
Ground conditions will determine which one of the two options the promising Choisir colt will take up.
“We’ll run him either next Monday in the Tetrarch in Naas or run the following Sunday,” said the County Tipperary handler, whose charge holds an Irish 2,000 Guineas entry.
“Where the ground is going to be the fastest is where he’ll go.
“He’s in good shape. We’re happy with him, but he’ll have to step up now.”