|Where||Flemington racecourse – Flemington VIC 3031|
|When||Tuesday, November 3, 2020|
|First Race||10:45AM AEDT|
|Feature Race||$7,750,000 Melbourne Cup|
Flemington, November 3 2020 Horse Betting Preview
Melbourne Cup – The race that stops the nation…
This year is going to be no different heading into the most televised race in Australia. There were a lot of questions being asked as to whether 2020 Melbourne Cup was going to actually go ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions, however it is race day and we are set for an exciting ten race card day. The first race is set to start at 10:45am AEDT.
All the top bets of the day and the runner-by-runner betting guides are ready for an exciting day ahead.
Flemington, November 3 2020 Best Bets
Race 1 – Maribyrnong Plate
The traditional opening to Melbourne Cup day kicks off the blockbuster ten race card at Flemington on Tuesday. The Group Two Maribyrnong Plate for two year olds has attracted a field of nine for the 1000 metre sprint down the Flemington straight.
Despite sweating up noticeably behind the barriers on debut prior to his win in the Maribyrnong Trial, the godolphin colt had a touch of class on his side to win in impressive style. He defeated the handy General Beau who was a short odds-on commodity, and if that win was anything to go by, he should be fighting out the finish in the Maribyrnong Plate.
See the Maribyrnong Plate Runner-By-Runner betting guide for the entire break down of all the horses and $100 betting strategy.
Race 2 – Desirable Stakes
Race 2 on the program is the Listed Desirable Stakes for 3YO Fillies over 1400m. Chris Waller’s Joviality will start the favourite, ahead of Sweet Reply and Twain’s Express. Vancity Gem looks to lead from gate 9, ahead of Violinist. Pride Of Jenni looks to box-seat.
The race favourite comes here in good form, after winning three in a row, before not being beaten all that far in the Flight Stakes, and was then just edged out by Forbidden Rose who has subsequently run well against the older mares in the Empire Rose. J-Mac on is a huge tick. She looks the winner.
See the full Desirable Stakes runner-by-runner betting guide to see the breakdown all the horses and the best $100 betting strategy.
Race 3 – Schweppervescence Plate
The Schweppervescence Plate for three year olds opens the Early Quaddie on Melbourne Cup day down the straight over 1000 metres. It has attracted a small field of nine of Super Vobis qualified gallopers but it does look a highly competitive race despite the small field.
He drops back to 1000 metres where he is two from two at the trip, including a win on Cup day last year when defeating Tagaloa in the Maribyrnong Plate, his best performance will simply be too good for this field and he gets the blinkers on for the first time.
See the full Schweppervescence Plate runner-by-runner betting guide to see the breakdown of all the horses and the best $100 betting strategy.
Race 4 – The Macca’s Run
In a race that has produced plenty of impressive stayers on Melbourne Cup day in years gone past, a field of 15 was accepted when fields were released for the BM96 over 2800 metres for the prize pool of $135,000.
Sin To Win has run into the money on ten occasions at Flemington in the past. He needs to overcome a three length defeat to the race favourite Yonkers, but drops three and a half kilograms off that run.
See the full Race 4 runner-by-runner betting guide for the breakdown of all the horses and the best $100 betting strategy.
Race 5 – TAB Trophy Stakes
The Group Listed TAB Trophy Stakes will mark the halfway mark of the Melbourne Cup card and has a field of 13 involved for a 1800 metre race worth $175,000 for the three year olds.
He was a dominant winner when taking out the listed Hill Smith Stakes at Morphettville three weeks ago, and his form was franked on Derby Day with the runner up in that race going on to defeat a couple of gallopers on a Victorian Oaks path. He looked far from a winning hope when cornering at Morphettville, but produced a quick turn of foot to take over with 150 metres to go and did enough to hold out Victoria Quay.
See the full TAB Trophy Stakes runner-by-runner betting guide for the breakdown of all the horses and the best $100 betting strategy.
Race 6 – Grinders Coffee Roasters Trophy
The BM90 Grinders Coffee Roasters Trophy over 1400 metres closes the early quaddie on Melbourne Cup day and with a capacity field of 16 accepted, it looks set to be one of the hardest races on the card from a market perspective.
He has won twice this campaign in impressive style from four starts and will look to bounce back from a poor showing the last time he was at Flemington, but should enjoy going around a corner instead of down the straight.
See the full Race 6 runner-by-runner betting guide for the breakdown of all the horses and the best $100 betting strategy.