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Shibboleth has attracted good support today for the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Bookmakers William Hill have shortened Henry Cecil's unbeaten colt into 5-1 from 6-1 for the one-mile Group One contest.

Shibboleth will be tackling the trip for the first time, having won two races over seven furlongs.

However, his jockey Richard Quinn is not too concerned by the step up in distance.

'He won his races well. He travels well and has progressed along the right lines which will allow him to get the trip,' Quinn told Sky Sports.

Godolphin pair Bachir and China Visit are among Shibboleth's 10 rivals.

The duo are to be ridden by Americans Jerry Bailey and John Velazquez respectively in the opening-day feature.

Irish 2000 Guineas winner Bachir faces a rematch with Curragh second Giant's Causeway, whose trainer Aidan O'Brien has taken Bashkir and Monashee Mountain out of the Group One event.

The only other withdrawal at the final declaration stage was Umistim, whose trainer Richard Hannon relies on Irish 2000 Guineas third Cape Town.

Connections of Cape Town are hopeful that their charge will be able to reverse Curragh form with Bachir and Giant's Causeway.

Hannon's assistant Sylvester Kirk said: 'He's in good form and we think he's come on a bit for the Irish race so we're hopeful he may be able to turn the form around.'

Hat-trick-seeking pair Medicean and Inglenook represent Sir Michael Stoute and John Dunlop respectively, while Jeremy Noseda gives Fanaar his first outing since the colt won the Wood Ditton Stakes at Newmarket in April.

Four-times juvenile winner Sarafan has his first race of the year for Sir Mark Prescott, who won the King's Stand Stakes first-time-out with Pivotal in 1996.

William Hill's St James's Palace Stakes betting: 11-4 China Visit, 4-1 Giants Causeway, 9-2 Bachir (from 4), 5-1 Shibboleth (from 6), 12-1 Cape Town, Fanaar (from 10), 14-1 Inglenook, Medicean, Sarafan, Valentino, 25-1 Compton Bolter.