THURSDAY 4.20 GOLD CUP
1. Stradivarius 2. Southern France 3. Cross Counter Stradivarius dominated the stayers’ division last season and it appears as though his rivals will have to play second fiddle to the son of Sea The Stars again. The five-year-old is following the same path that netted connections a £1 million bonus last year and he has already landed the Yorkshire Cup when beating the Aidan O’brien-trained Southern France. I’d still rate the runner-up as his main danger as O’brien is sure to have left a bit to work on.