THE GOLD CUP

4.25pm, June 18, Prize £375,000, Two And A Half Miles

Forgotten Rules is looking like being a fairly short-priced favourite for this and that’s fair enough given his unbeaten profile, but in terms of pure form he doesn’t have anything in hand and he might just need to improve.

The ever popular Brown Panther will raise the roof if he can score for former England striker Michael Owen, but he has looked short of stamina for the 2m 4f trip in the past and the one I like each-way is Vent De Force.

He was unlucky when held up out the back and denied a clear run when second to Mizzou over 2m at Ascot in April, but proved he didn’t need to be ridden that way when a commanding winner from the front in Sandown’s Henry II Stakes.

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