Sceptical could return to England for next month's July Cup after Denis Hogan's sprinter was narrowly edged out on his Group One debut in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday.
Hogan beamed with pride after his four-year-old "ran his heart out" under Frankie Dettori and the Newmarket Group One on July 15 could be his next port of call.
"We're looking at the July Cup and further on the Nunthorpe and the Flying Five. Frankie was critical of himself for committing too soon but I wasn't. We just got outstayed on dead ground by hardened campaigners," Hogan said.