Born To Sea's racing career appears at an end with the illustriously-bred colt now bound for stud.
A half-brother to the exceptional Sea The Stars, as well as being owned and trained by the same connections in the Tsui family and John Oxx, Born To Sea has struggled to live up to his sibling's standard despite a promising start.
He ran well in the Irish Derby but was beaten in a lesser event and posed no danger to Snow Fairy in Saturday's Irish Champion Stakes.
Oxx said: "He was climbing in the race and is a bit lame behind, which is a problem he has had before.
"We're in September and that puts us back from where we want to be.
"There has been a lot of interest in him as a stallion because of his breeding and he may be going that way."