THURSDAY 4.20 GOLD CUP
1. Cross Counter 2. Stradivarius 3. Dee Ex Bee Stradivarius proved last season what a classy stayer he is but he faces fresh challengers this year and might not have it all his own way. Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter is improving as he steps up in trip and looks a big danger tackling 2m4f for the first time. Dee Ex Bee has a bit to find on figures but is another who could come into his own over this trip and is sure to make a bold bid from the front.