Across The Stars could be prepared for another tilt at Classic glory later in the season after the St Leger was earmarked as a potential long-term target.

Connections of the Sir Michael Stoute-trained 3 year old have one eye on the Group One contest at Doncaster on September 10 after he finished 10th in the Derby at Epsom on Saturday.

Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Saeed Suhail, said: “He was probably not quite up to it on Saturday. He travelled well in the race, but Kieren Fallon said he didn’t come down the hill that well. Although he made up a little bit of ground in the straight, he didn’t act on the track and he was probably still a little bit immature for a race like that.”

Raymond added: “He took the race remarkably well. He ate up well and seems pretty relaxed.

“I think he is still a potentially useful horse. I think we will go in the direction of the Leger as he is probably more a Leger horse.

“I’ve no idea where his next start will be. He is a horse that has plenty of time on his side and he looks a typical Sir Michael Stoute 4 year old.”