Russian Soul could be back in action as early as this weekend following another excellent run in defeat at Fairyhouse on Sunday.

Mick Halford's ultra-consistent sprinter beat all bar multiple Group One-winning mare Sea Siren in the Listed Belgrave Stakes.

Since his last win at Dundalk in September, Russian Soul has filled the runner-up spot on seven of his subsequent 10 starts.

The five-year-old could turn out quickly for the valuable Rockingham Handicap at the Curragh on Sunday.

Halford said: "He ran a blinder again and just came up against a very good filly on the day.

"She's a better horse than what you would meet in your average Listed race.

"I'm delighted with how our lad performed. He's admirably consistent and rock solid, but he just keeps coming up against one too good.

"He'll be left in the Rockingham Handicap this coming Sunday, so we'll have a look at that nearer the time.

"Hopefully his turn will come."