Melbourne Cup Day 2020 Preview & Best Bets

Trainer-jockey Jade Darose will chase another straight-track win with Parwan Prince at Flemington.
What Flemington Races
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.

With all the top quality horses set to run throughout the entire day we are here to take you through all tips and the best bookmakers to bet with on this big day.

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

Best BetRace 1 – #1 Ingratiating$1.85 with Sportsbet

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.

flemington - Race 1

darley maribyrnong plate

Class: open 3

Track Rating: 4

10:45am
  • Track Conditions: TBA

darley maribyrnong plate

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Tuesday 10:45am
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Ingratiating
Damien Oliver 58.0
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Finance Tycoon
Luke Nolen 58.0
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I Am War
Lewis German 58.0
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Treporti
Jamie Kah 58.0
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Asternishing
Michael Dee 58.0
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Gulf Of Suez
John Allen 58.0
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Marine One
Mark Zahra 58.0
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Own The Night
Hugh Bowman 58.0
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Dosh
Jordan Childs 56.0
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Race 2 – Desirable Stakes

Best BetRace 2 – #2 Joviality$3.00 with Sportsbet

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.

flemington - Race 2

world horse racing stks

Class: open lr

Track Rating: 4

11:20am
  • Track Conditions: TBA

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Stellar Pauline
Damian Lane 56.0
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Joviality
James Mc Donald 56.0
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Twain's Express
Jamie Mott 56.0
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Sweet Reply
Damien Oliver 56.0
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Violinist
Luke Currie 56.0
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Pride Of Jenni
Noel Callow 56.0
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No Restriction
Declan Bates 56.0
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Miss Conduct
Jye McNeil 56.0
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Vancity Gem
Kerrin Mc Evoy 56.0
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10  Way To Go Paula
Jamie Kah 56.0
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11  Aswaat
Daniel Stackhouse 56.0
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12  Ripper Rita
Ben Melham 56.0
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Race 3 – Schweppervescence Plate

Best BetRace 3 – #1 Hard Landing$4.00 with Sportsbet

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.

flemington - Race 3

schweppervescence plate

Class: open

Track Rating: 4

12:00pm
  • Track Conditions: TBA

schweppervescence plate

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Tuesday 12:00pm
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Hard Landing
Kerrin Mc Evoy 58.5
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Mr Moppett
William Pike 57.0
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Alleboom
Craig Williams 57.0
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Harlem Blues
Mark Zahra 57.0
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Bixilon
Damian Lane 57.0
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Seeress
John Allen 55.0
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Jungle Sensation
Craig Newitt 55.0
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Longduan
Dean Yendall 55.0
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Echoes In Eternity
Glen Boss 55.0
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Race 4 – The Macca’s Run

Best BetRace 4 – #7 Sin To Win$7.00 with Sportsbet

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.

flemington - Race 4

the macca's run

Class: bm96

Track Rating: 4

12:40pm
  • Track Conditions: TBA

the macca's run

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Djukon
Kerrin Mc Evoy 62.0
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Knights Order
Damian Lane 61.5
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Sweet Thomas
Jye McNeil 61.5
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Vin De Dance
Dean Yendall 60.0
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Naval Warfare
Ben Melham 58.5
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Midterm
Patrick Moloney 58.0
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Sin To Win
Luke Currie 58.0
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Yonkers
Hugh Bowman 57.5
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Master Shuhood
Craig Williams 56.5
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10  Yulong Rising
John Allen 56.0
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11  Eureka Street
Glen Boss 56.0
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12  Jack Regan
Michael Dee 56.0
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13  Monmouth
Ben Allen 56.0
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14  Alienated
Unknown 56.0
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15  Blandford Lad
Jason Maskiell 56.0
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Race 5 – TAB Trophy Stakes

Best BetRace 5 – #2 Ain’tnodeeldun$1.80 with Sportsbet

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.

flemington - Race 5

tab trophy

Class: open lr

Track Rating: 4

1:20pm
  • Track Conditions: TBA

tab trophy

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Confrontational
Noel Callow 58.0
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Ain'tnodeeldun
Damian Lane 58.0
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Acrophobic
James Mc Donald 57.0
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Trodaire
Kerrin Mcevoy 57.0
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Ultimate Edition
Mark Zahra 57.0
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Charmed Individual
Hugh Bowman 57.0
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Dubawi Prince
William Pike 57.0
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Grinzinger Lord
Damien Oliver 57.0
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Horrifying
Michael Rodd 57.0
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10  Newzeel Deal
Ben Melham 57.0
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11  Made By Khan
Ethan Brown 57.0
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12  Miss Madec
Lewis German 55.0
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13  La Marsa
Michelle Payne 55.0
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Race 6 – Grinders Coffee Roasters Trophy

Best BetRace 6 – #16 Ocular$11.00 with Sportsbet

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.

flemington - Race 6

grinders coffee roasters-bm90

Class: bm90

Track Rating: 3

1:55pm
  • Track Conditions: TBA

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Coming Around
Glen Boss 61.5
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Groundswell
Damian Lane 59.5
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Bravo Tango
Billy Egan 59.0
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Fox Hall
Luke Currie 58.5
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Savatoxl
Hugh Bowman 58.5
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Outrageous
William Pike 57.0
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Strome
Michael Poy 57.0
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Heavenly Emperor
Ethan Brown 56.0
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Mr Exclusive
Brian Higgins 56.0
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10  Pinyin
Mark Zahra 56.0
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11  Tavidance
Jamie Kah 56.0
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12  Viral
Craig Williams 56.0
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13  Aqueduct
Kerrin Mc Evoy 56.0
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14  Titan Blinders
Ben Melham 56.0
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15  Left Hand Man
Dean Holland 56.0
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16  Ocular
Ben Allen 56.0
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