Melbourne Cup Tips

Insider 2020 Melbourne Cup tips on the horses to back and sack in the Melbourne Cup Field on the first Tuesday of November available here.

2020 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Twilight Payment
  • 2nd: #21 Tiger Moth
  • 3rd: #12 Prince Of Arran
  • 4th: #17 The Chosen One
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 12 55.5kg $26
2 21 TIGER MOTH (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Kerrin McEvoy 0.4L 22 52.5kg 2.5kg $6.50
3 12 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 0.6L 1 54.5kg $9.50
4 17 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Daniel Stackhouse 2.35L 5 53.5kg $41
5 24 PERSAN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 2.45L 19 51kg 1.0kg $41
6 5 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 3.45L 14 55.5kg $12
7 7 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 3.85L 15 55.5kg 0.5kg $10
8 15 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 3.95L 16 53.5kg $13
9 11 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 4.7L 6 54.5kg $21
10 18 ASHRUN (FR) Andreas Wohler Declan Bates 4.8L 23 53kg $26
11 22 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Dean Yendall 5.55L 17 51.5kg $81
12 19 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 6.8L 8 53kg $41
13 13 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Paul Preusker Craig Williams 8.8L 7 54.5kg $6F
14 23 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 10.55L 13 51kg $41
15 4 MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Ben Melham 10.75L 11 56kg $19
16 16 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman William Pike 10.95L 20 53.5kg 1.0kg $31
17 20 ETAH JAMES (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Billy Egan 12.7L 21 52.5kg $101
18 3 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 13.95L 4 57kg $61
19 8 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Michael Rodd 14.95L 2 55kg $101
20 9 STRATUM ALBION (GB) Willie Mullins Jordan Childs 17.95L 9 55kg $31
21 10 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Andrew Balding Michael Walker 19.2L 18 54.5kg $101
22 2 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings John Allen 20.95L 10 57kg $61
FF 1 ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Hugh Bowman 3 58.5kg $10
14 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 0

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The best Melbourne Cup Tips on the ‘race that stops a nation’ every year are those based on the form and statistics of the 24-horse Melbourne Cup field.

It’s not only the Group 1 $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) to enjoy a punt on at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November. Punters are treated to a full program of 10 Melbourne Cup Day races so make it a full day of racing and betting action.

2020 Melbourne Cup Tips

  • To Win: #23 Miami Bound ($34 at time of publish) 

The Danny O’Brien-trained mare is a genuine roughie in the Melbourne Cup betting markets, but this 2019 Kennedy Oaks winner for last year’s successful stable was so good winning the Moonee Valley Cup last start. She’ll run out the 3200m and is a well-weighted hope forgotten in a market dominated by the raiders..

  • The Danger: #1 Anthony Van Dyck ($9 at time of publish) 

This Irish galloper has to do it with that top weight, not an easy task and history is against him here, but the last start second in the Caulfield Cup results first-up in Australia was very brave. The gate three draw here looks ideal, he’s got the ability to win, jockey Hugh Bowman can get him into a nice position and only needs to hold off those lower down the weights to win this for trainer Aidan O’Brien.

  • Each Way: #5 Sir Dragonet ($11 at time of publish) 

Lock in the last start Ladbrokes Cox Plate champion Each Way at the easing Melbourne Cup odds. Ciaron Maher & David Eustace now prepare this import and had immediate success in the last weekend’s weight-for-age classic. The step right-up to the two-miles is a challenge, and the draw doesn’t help, but think he could just have that X-Factor.

Melbourne Cup tips range from the stayer experts think will become the Melbourne Cup winner, to exotic Melbourne Cup tips predicting the first four over the line at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

Every year the team at Races.com.au team provide our readers with our exclusive, insider Melbourne Cup picks and best bets.

Our expert team of tipsters will look over the full 2020 Melbourne Cup field and Melbourne Cup 2020 form guide on the 24 stayers engaged for the $8 million showdown to formulate our first four selections to back in the Melbourne Cup Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta and First Four markets at Australia’s leading bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au.

Once the Melbourne Cup tips are out you will want to lock in your Melbourne Cup bets at the best prices, so head to the best bookie, and that’s Ladbrokes.com.au.

If you are keen to lock in your own Melbourne Cup predictions and selections in the generous futures Melbourne Cup odds open now at Ladbrokes.com.au, then read over our general Melbourne Cup tipping guide below to help you back a winner!

1.) Melbourne Cup Tips: Lead-Up Races

  • From 2010 – 2016 the Geelong Cup provided two Melbourne Cup winners with French raiders Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) both completing the double
  • Shocking (2009) was the last horse to win the Lexus Stakes and back-up to salute in the Melbourne Cup results
  • Two Melbourne Cup winners between 2012 – 2016 came off a lead-up run in the Cox Plate with Green Moon (7th in 2012) and Fiorente (3d in 2013)

There are several races that are considered good guides for Melbourne Cup performance. These include the:

You will get a lot of good Melbourne Cup tips based on how runners perform in this year’s lead up races. You should also track the odds for these races at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au or Odds.com.au

2.) Melbourne Cup Tips: The Favourite

  • Fiorente ($7 in 2013) was the last Melbourne Cup favourite to salute
  • The last time Melbourne Cup favourites went back-to-back was when Makybe Diva saluted in her second and record third Melbourne Cups in 2004 and 2005
  • Longer-priced runners make the best Melbourne Cup tips with plenty of recent upsets including Prince Of Penzance who saluted at $101 in 2015!

There is no need to simply go with the crowd when betting on the 2020 Melbourne Cup, as outside chances have historically performed quite well. While you should stick to runners on the day that have a price below $20, the favourites aren’t always the way to go.

If you follow the same Melbourne Cup tips as everyone else this year and end up betting on the favourite, you can only expect a tiny payout if you win. Don’t you want a chance to win big? Well, find an unappreciated runner with good odds, and a win will be much more rewarding.

3.) Melbourne Cup Tips: Exotic Bets

Outside of just Melbourne Cup Win and Place Tips the exotic Melbourne Cup betting selections are a great way to clean-up.

Picking the Melbourne Cup trifecta does not just pay extremely well – it’s also something you can brag about for years! In 2003, a man accidentally won $2.6 million by correctly picking the Melbourne Cup trifecta when he entered his bet multiple times. That’s a huge payday AND a story that will buy you drinks for years to come. Don’t ignore those 2020 Melbourne Cup trifecta tips. In fact, seek them out more than you would tips for the winner.

4.) Melbourne Cup Tips: All-In Betting

Don’t wait to act on good 2020 Melbourne Cup tips – place your bet now! Fixed odds at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au are open right now in the futures betting section, so there is no reason you can’t bet as soon as you have your picks. The earlier you bet, the better the Melbourne Cup odds you can take advantage of. The later you bet, the shorter those odds and the smaller the potential payout.

5.) Melbourne Cup Tips: Bet Online

If you aren’t already betting online, then there is no better tip than to sign up for an account at trusted online bookie like Ladbrokes.com.au. Online betting is the way to go these days, as you can get better odds than your local TAB while benefiting from special promotional offers that help your betting dollar go further.

We strongly recommend starting an account with Ladbrokes.com.au, as the 2020 Melbourne Cup Tips we feature in our news section rely on the odds there. We think Ladbrokes.com.au offers a great experience for new punters as well as the old hands, so why not give Ladbrokes.com.au a try?

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