But he was confirmed yesterday for the St James's Palace by Henry Cecil, his trainer, who will try the three-times beaten favourite in a visor. Cecil has withdrawn Enrique, the 2,000 Guineas and Irish 2,000 Guineas runner-up, who is set to be diverted to the following day's Jersey Stakes.
Godolphin will be represented by the unbeaten Aljabr, last season's leading European juvenile. With doubts about the participation of Kayf Tara, last year's winner, in the Gold Cup on Thursday, his Godolphin stablemate, Nedawi, was cut from 12-1 to 8-1 for the race by Coral yesterday.
ST JAMES'S PALACE STAKES (Royal Ascot, Tuesday): William Hill: 9-4 Sendawar, 5-1 Aljabr, 7-1 Mujahid, Orpen, 10-1 Mus-If, Slipstream, 11-1 Gold Academy, 14-1 Alrassaam, Exeat, Rhythm Band, 16-1 Killer Instinct, 20-1 Desaru, 25-1 Bertolini, 33-1 othersReuse content