Ektihaam is likely to have his sights lowered for his next race after competing in a rough renewal of the Prix du Jockey Club.
Trainer Roger Varian wants to give the Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned colt a confidence-boosting victory before pitching him back in Group One company.
The son of Invincible Spirit got no sort of run and crossed the line in 15th place behind Saonois in the French Classic last month.
While the Chantilly showpiece was a non-event for many of the runners, Varian has been pleased to see Most Improved and Imperial Monarch go on to success at the top level in the St James's Palace Stakes and Grand Prix de Paris respectively.
"Ektihaam is fine but I'm not quite sure where we are going to come back with him. He's perfectly well," said the Newmarket trainer.
"It's interesting that the French Derby was a mess of a race and two horses that were unlucky in running have come out and won a Group One - Brian Meehan's horse (Most Improved) and then Aidan's (O'Brien) horse (Imperial Monarch) last night.
"Who's to say we can't do the same? But it's nice to see good horses come out of that messy race and compete at the top level.
"I'm not quite sure of Ektihaam's next race, but it's possibly not going to be at the top level.
"We'll try to make him a winner in a lower grade stakes race and hopefully he will complete at that higher level before the end of the year."