THURSDAY 4.20 GOLD CUP
1. Stradivarius 2. Kew Gardens 3. Dee Ex Bee Banker of the meeting. There appear to be no flaws in Stradivarius and I’m surprised he’s not odds-on to record back-to-back victories after winning a strong running last year. Unbeaten since his threeyear-old campaign, last year’s bonus hero ran out a ready winner of the Yorkshire Cup and a seventh consecutive victory awaits. Last year’s St Leger hero Kew Gardens will be better suited to this track than Epsom and is the main danger.