Penitent has been taken out of the Coral-Eclipse with connections deciding to campaign him at a mile for the rest of the season.
A combination of an extended nine furlongs and unsuitable conditions saw Penitent finish last of eight behind Golden Lilac in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp.
After that experience, the six-year-old has been taken out of Sandown's mile-and-a-quarter showpiece, the Coral-Eclipse, next month.
Trainer David O'Meara said: "We're going to target mile races more now. He seems to be much better at a mile than further.
"I'm not sure where he will go next but it's essential we stick to where there's cut in the ground. He's been grand. In France the ground dried out, it was on the firm side and they were recording very fast times on the day he ran. It didn't suit him."