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2020 Melbourne Cup Results
- 1st: #6 Twilight Payment
- 2nd: #21 Tiger Moth
- 3rd: #12 Prince Of Arran
- 4th: #17 The Chosen One
|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.
UPDATE: #14 King Of Leogrance (18) Has Been Scratched From The 2020 Melbourne Cup Field After Being Found To Be Lame In The Off Fore Leg.
The 2020 Melbourne Cup field of final acceptances is announced after the racing on VRC Derby Day, Saturday October 31, 2020 and will be published in full below.
The Melbourne Cup field 2020 runs at a capacity 24-starters and is tipped to have a stronger than usual presence of local Australian-trained horses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions.
The 2020 Melbourne Cup Final Field Features:
- 8 international horses
- A 58.5kg top-weight in Anthony Van Dyck
- Last year’s champion Vow And Declare
- Caulfield Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||0330x25x12||ANTHONY VAN DYCK (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Hugh Bowman||3||58.5kg||122|
|2||54533×4626||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||John Allen||10||57kg||116|
|0||21x395x900||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Jamie Mott (late alt)||4||57kg||115|
|4||3354x6221x||MASTER OF REALITY (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Ben Melham||11||56kg||113|
|5||44x2x222x1||SIR DRAGONET (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Glen Boss||14||55.5kg||121|
|6||x70x7x2113||TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Jye McNeil||12||55.5kg||115|
|7||42212×1411||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||Mark Zahra||15||55.5kg||0.5kg||116|
|8||x1225x0098||MUSTAJEER (GB)||Kris Lees||Michael Rodd||2||55kg||114|
|9||2104xPx72x||STRATUM ALBION (GB)||Willie Mullins||Jordan Childs||9||55kg||114|
|10||14579×1140||DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB)||Andrew Balding||Michael Walker||19||54.5kg||112|
|11||x51257x335||FINCHE (GB)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||6||54.5kg||112|
|12||20x3x36x34||PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)||Charlie Fellowes||Jamie Kah||1||54.5kg||113|
|13||132x415x29||SURPRISE BABY (NZ)||Paul Preusker||Craig Williams||7||54.5kg||112|
|14||9x211x2x03||KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR)||Danny O’Brien||Damian Lane||18||53.5kg||109|
|15||2x411x2123||RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||16||53.5kg||118|
|16||x4679x0331||STEEL PRINCE (IRE)||Anthony & Sam Freedman||William Pike||21||53.5kg||1.0kg||111|
|17||38572×1873||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Daniel Stackhouse||5||53.5kg||111|
|0||853x5x2241||ASHRUN (FR)||Andreas Wohler||Declan Bates (late alt)||24||53kg||110|
|19||755633×760||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Luke Currie||8||53kg||115|
|20||6416341×04||ETAH JAMES (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Billy Egan||22||52.5kg||106|
|21||3x12x1||TIGER MOTH (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Kerrin McEvoy||23||52.5kg||2.5kg||114|
|22||07511×0003||OCEANEX (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Dean Yendall||17||51.5kg||108|
|23||1x84x40661||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Daniel Moor||13||51kg||111|
|24||3121112121||PERSAN||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Michael Dee||20||51kg||1.0kg||107|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2020 Melbourne Cup Field: Acceptance Dates –
- 2020 Melbourne Cup Nominations: Closed on Thursday August 27, 2020 attracting 174 stayers
- 2020 Melbourne Cup Weights: Announced on Tuesday September 8, 2020 led by Aidan O’Brien-trained Anthony Van Dyck (58.5kg)
- 2020 Melbourne Cup First Declarations: Closed on Tuesday September 29, 2020 leaving 94 hopefuls
- 2020 Melbourne Cup Second Declarations: Closed on Tuesday October 13, 2020 attracting 65 stayers
- 2020 Melbourne Cup Third Declarations: Close on Monday October 26, 2020
- 2020 Melbourne Cup Final Field: Announced Saturday October 31, 2020 at 4:30pm (local time)
- 2020 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw: Took place Saturday October 31, 2020
2020 Melbourne Cup Second Acceptances
The make-up of the Melbourne Cup 2020 field is taking shape with an updated order of entry following the 65 second acceptances taken on Tuesday October 13, 2020.
The highest number of Melbourne Cup second acceptors since 2010, there are a dozen internationals still in the mix including the all-in favourite Tiger Moth for Ireland’s Aidan O’Brien.
Click here to read more on the standout Melbourne Cup 2020 second acceptances.
2020 Melbourne Cup Nominations
The Melbourne Cup 2020 field is beginning to take shape following the 174 nominations taken on Tuesday August 27, 2020.
Last year’s winning trainer Danny O’Brien has seven Melbourne Cup nominations in 2020 including the reigning champion Vow And Declare.
The 2020 Melbourne Cup nominations also feature 30 overseas-trained raiders that could make their way down under for the ‘race that stops a nation’ on Tuesday November 3, 2020.
Click here for a full rundown on the Melbourne Cup 2020 nominations this spring.
The 2020 Melbourne Cup Weights were subsequently announced on Tuesday September 8 and led by Irish raider Anthony Van Dyck (58.5kg), while last year’s champion Vow And Declare goes up to 57kg.
Click here to read more on the key Melbourne Cup 2020 weights and handicaps.