Verry Elleegant

The Melbourne Cup will be run on the first Tuesday in November despite all the COVID19 chaos, but without the huge crowds that normally grace Flemington on Cup Day.

The one thing that hasn’t changed about the 2020 Melbourne Cup is the horses.

Once again The Cup has brought together and elite field of Melbourne Cup horses to contest the two mile race for $7.75 Million.

Verry Elleegant

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Verry Elleegant (15)

Verry Elleegant
Mark Zahra
Chris Waller
new zealand flagNew Zealand
jockey5YO Brown Mare
jockeyMark Zahra (55.5kg)
trainerChris Waller

Win: $13.00

Place: $4.00

Best odds at Bet365

Verry Elleegant comes off two monster efforts in winning both the Turnbull Stakes and the Caulfield Cup in preparation for her first attempt at two miles. She’s arguably Australia’s best horse, in the hands of one of our best trainers in Chris Waller, so she has to be a genuine winning hope. While barrier 15 isn’t ideal, she has faired better than a number of key chances, and it allows Mark Zahra, who is now two from two on the mare, to find cover early and allow her to relax. She would have to be the first mare to win the race since Makybe Diva fifteen years ago.


Can Verry Elleegant win The Cup?

Yes she can. History is against her, and her ability to over-race could cost her at 3200m. Traditionally, the Turnbull and Caulfield Cup would be ideal lead ups for this race, and she has been excellent in winning both.

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2020 Melbourne Cup Field
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Anthony Van Dyck Aidan O’Brien Hugh Bowman 3 58.5kg $8.50
2 Avilius James Cummings John Allen 10 57kg $51
3 Vow And Declare Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 4 57kg $51
4 Master Of Reality Joseph O’Brien Ben Melham 11 56kg $26
5 Sir Dragonet C Maher & D Eustace Glen Boss 14 55.5kg $10
6 Twilight Payment Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 12 55.5kg $31
7 Verry Elleegant Chris Waller Mark Zahra 15 55.5kg $13
8 Mustajeer Kris Lees Michael Rodd 2 55kg $101
9 Stratum Albion Willie Mullins Jordan Childs 9 55kg $47
10 Dashing Willoughby Andrew Balding Michael Walker 19 54.5kg $101
11 Finche Chris Waller James McDonald 6 54.5kg $19
12 Prince Of Arran Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 1 54.5kg $12
13 Surprise Baby Paul Preusker Craig Williams 7 54.5kg $9.50
14 King Of Leogrance Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 18 53.5kg $61
15 Russian Camelot Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 16 53.5kg $13
16 Steel Prince A & S Freedman William Pike 21 53.5kg $44
17 The Chosen One M Baker & A Forsman Daniel Stackhouse 5 53.5kg $42
18 Ashrun Andreas Wohler Declan Bates 24 53kg $23
19 Warning A & S Freeman Luke Currie 8 53kg $51
20 Etah James C Maher & D Eustace Billy Egan 22 52.5kg $201
21 Tiger Moth Aidan O’Brien Kerrin McEvoy 23 52.5kg $8.60
22 Oceanex M Price & M Kent jnr Dean Yendall 17 51.5kg $101
23 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 21 51kg $41
24 Persan C Maher & D Eustace Michael Dee 20 51kg $42

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