THURSDAY 4.20 GOLD CUP
1. Stradivarius 2. Dee Ex Bee 3. Southern France Although he never wins his races by far, Stradivarius always looks strongest at the finish and relished the trip last year. I don’t think anything in this field comes close to the likes of Vazirabad, who Stradivarius saw off last year, and he could well be the banker of the meeting, looking value at his current odds. Dee Ex Bee looked strong at Sandown but still needs to improve, Cross Counter also needs to step up, while Southern France is the main Ballydoyle contender.