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Beat Hollow may step down in trip after appearing to be undone by a lack of stamina in the Vodafone Derby.

The Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown next month is now a possible target for the colt who was third, beaten six lengths by Sinndar, in Saturday's Epsom showpiece.

Trainer Henry Cecil admitted that there was a possibility that Beat Hollow failed to truly last out the one and a half miles.

'It could be that he will be better over 10 furlongs,' said Cecil. 'But I need to look at the race again before making a decision about where he runs next.

'I still think that he ran well bearing in mind that this was only the third race of his life.'

Cecil was upset when the Epsom stewards hit him with a £3,200 fine - jockey Richard Quinn was fined £1,000 - after Beat Hollow failed to line up in the correct position for the Derby parade.

'I was told to leg him up but then I never heard the bell and it was unfortunate what happened,' he said.

'The same thing happened before the Oaks and I think I must need a hearing aid!

'If the officials had told everyone to take another turn with the horses then perhaps that would have sorted things out.

'I'm not going to appeal against this, I will pay the fine. But I do think it's very high - I could have used the money to pay for my child's education.'