The Sir Michael Stoute charge, Imposing who had been a best-priced 10-,1 will not be a starter in the Totesport Ebor at York next week, after being sold to race in Australia.
The four-year-old had been thought of as one of the top prospects for the notable Knavesmire handicap, after an impressive outing in the John Smith's Cup, but will now hope for more success Down Under.
A shot at the Emirates Melbourne Cup in November, for which British bookmakers have him as a 33-1 chance, could well be in the possible future for the horse.
Seeming to be in question to run as well are Stoute's other two competitors in the event, Jedi and Rosika,
"Imposing has been sold and is in quarantine for Australia. Jedi probably won't make the cut for the Ebor and Rosika would be odds against too," said Stoute.