Bendigo Cup 2020
Part of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival, the Bendigo Cup had only been upgraded to a Group listing within the past few years but has already become a key country spring cup event offering $400,000 in prize money.
Contested on the Wednesday prior to Victoria Derby Day, the Bendigo Cup race takes place over 2400m and is held less than a week out from the iconic Melbourne Cup.
Potentially, the Bendigo Cup winner could continue onto a start in the ‘race that stops a nation’.
If a horse has done well in the this race they may also find themselves well placed to enter the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC), Ballarat Cup or Zipping Classic over the remainder of the spring racing season.
Bendigo Cup 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
- Track Location: Bendigo Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 2,400 metres
- Weight Conditions: Handicap
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Bendigo Jockey Club
- Prize Purse: $400,000
- Inaugural Race: 1868
- 2020 Bendigo Cup Winner: Princess Jenni
Bendigo Cup 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 Bendigo Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Wednesday October 28, 2020.
- #8 Princess Jenni
- #1 Haky
Princess Jenni ($26) narrowly denied the Lloyd Williams-raced international Pondus ($3.80F) a victory run into the $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup, the mare holding on by a short half-head to salute in the Bendigo Cup 2020 results that were marred by the loss of Super Girl.
|1||8||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||David Brideoake||Jye McNeil||9||56.5kg||$26|
|2||3||PONDUS (GB)||Joseph O’Brien||Damian Lane||0.1L||15||59kg||$3.80F|
|3||1||HAKY (IRE)||Archie Alexander||Jamie Kah||2.1L||6||59kg||$12|
|4||13||SARACEN KNIGHT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||4.1L||5||55kg||$5.50|
|5||6||ZEBROWSKI (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||William Pike||4.5L||11||58kg||$6|
|6||16||REALM OF FLOWERS||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Billy Egan||6.25L||3||55kg||$26|
|7||11||GOOD IDEA||Phillip Stokes||Michael Poy (a)||6.35L||10||55kg||$16|
|8||17e||RED ALTO||Brent Stanley||Dean Holland||6.45L||8||55kg||$151|
|9||15||JACK REGAN (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Zac Spain||6.55L||7||55kg||$61|
|10||12||MASAFF (IRE)||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||8.8L||14||55kg||$8.50|
|11||10||MIDTERM (GB)||Michael & Luke Cerchi||Patrick Moloney||9.55L||1||55kg||$71|
|12||18e||LOFTY HEIGHTS||Julius Sandhu||Harry Coffey||9.65L||12||55kg||$101|
|13||7||FURRION (GB)||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||John Allen||12.9L||4||57.5kg||$19|
|14||4||INVERLOCH (IRE)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Dee||13.4L||2||58.5kg||$19|
|FF||14||SUPER GIRL||Josh Julius||Jordan Childs||13||55kg||$15|
Bendigo Cup Betting 2020
There are many different ways to bet on the Bendigo Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Bendigo Cup|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Bendigo Cup.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Bendigo Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Bendigo Cup, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Bendigo Cup, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Bendigo Cup to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Bendigo Cup to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Bendigo Cup to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Bendigo Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Bendigo Cup
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Bendigo Cup Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Bendigo Cup 2020 Odds
Early market odds on the 2020 Bendigo Cup will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Bendigo Cup here once markets open.
Which Horse Will Win The Bendigo Cup
The best way to pick who will win the Bendigo Cup is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
- Internationals – Entrants from other countries are quite common, and international horses taking place is not a rarity.
- Barrier – With a 400 metre straight, don’t put too much stock into how wide your horse is drawn.
Bendigo Cup 2020 Favourites
Early favourites in 2020 Bendigo Cup betting include Lord Belvedere for last weekend’s Cox Plate winning trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace along with the Joseph O’Brien-trained international raider Pondus.
Bendigo Cup 2020 Field
The official 2020 Bendigo Cup field of final acceptances is announced the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.
The Bendigo Cup 2020 final field has attracted a capacity line-up of spring stayers including Lord Belvedere who boasts outstanding mile and a half form, and the Joseph O’Brien-trained Irish raider Pondus with work to do from a wide alley.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||86x051x900||HAKY (IRE)||Archie Alexander||Jamie Kah||8||59kg||101|
|2||41x7811x18||LORD BELVEDERE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Mark Zahra||3||59kg||101|
|3||2239x2140x||PONDUS (GB)||Joseph O’Brien||Damian Lane||18||59kg||101|
|4||22107×4072||INVERLOCH (IRE)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Dee||2||58.5kg||100|
|5||13770×7006||AZURO (FR)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Luke Currie||4||58kg||99|
|6||1122×80462||ZEBROWSKI (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||William Pike||13||58kg||99|
|7||5x5021x000||FURRION (GB)||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||John Allen||6||57.5kg||98|
|8||4x356x8057||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||David Brideoake||Jye McNeil||11||56.5kg||100|
|9||3238×61915||SILENT COMMAND||Nick Smart||Will Price (a)||17||55kg||76|
|10||87256×0808||MIDTERM (GB)||Michael & Luke Cerchi||Patrick Moloney||1||55kg||86|
|11||12432×0602||GOOD IDEA||Phillip Stokes||Michael Poy (a)||12||55kg||83|
|12||3x632x4848||MASAFF (IRE)||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||16||55kg||83|
|13||315x16x716||SARACEN KNIGHT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||7||55kg||80|
|14||4143×15093||SUPER GIRL||Josh Julius||Jordan Childs||15||55kg||80|
|15||01168×0860||JACK REGAN (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Zac Spain (late alt)||9||55kg||78|
|16||x13611x588||REALM OF FLOWERS||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Billy Egan||5||55kg||76|
|17e||7×05704957||RED ALTO||Brent Stanley||10||55kg||75|
|18e||236×001410||LOFTY HEIGHTS||Julius Sandhu||Harry Coffey||14||55kg||67|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Bendigo Cup 2020 Tips
Favourite: #2 Lord Belvedere ($4.80 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #6 Zebrowski ($5 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #11 Good Idea ($18 at time of publish)
Our insider 2020 Bendigo Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a complete Bendigo Cup tipping post available on the Neds Blog.
Bendigo Cup Race Day
Race day takes place on Wednesday, the 28th of October, 2020 at Bendigo Racecourse.
Bendigo Cup 2020 Nominations
Nominations close at 12 PM, Thursday, the 22nd of October, 2020.
Bendigo Cup 2020 Weights
Handicap conditions apply to this race. Weights are declared at 4PM, Friday the 23rd of October, 2020 with final weights to be published in our above Bendigo Cup Field section.
Bendigo Cup 2020 Acceptances
Final acceptances must occur before 9 AM on Monday, the 26th of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Bendigo Cup Field section.
Bendigo Cup Riders Announcement
Riders must be declared by 12 PM Monday, the 26th of October, 2020 will be published in our above Bendigo Cup Field section.
Bendigo Cup Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, the 28th of October 2020.
Bendigo Cup Prize Money
The Bendigo Cup prize purse is worth $400,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Bendigo Cup Race Number
The Bendigo Cup is set to run as Bendigo Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEDT) on the 28th of October 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Bendigo Racecourse.
Bendigo Cup 2020 Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Bendigo Cup has been released.
Bendigo Cup Live
You can tune into the 2020 Bendigo Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Bendigo Cup Winners
Winners of the Bendigo Cup going back to 1999 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Bendigo Cup winners, going all the way back to 1946, please visit our Bendigo Cup Winners page.
|2020||Princess Jenni||David Brideoake||Jye McNeil||2:29.32|
|2019||Top Of The Range||Michael Moroney||William Pike||2:27.41|
|2018||Red Alto||Brent Stanley||Michael Walker||2:28.51|
|2017||Qewy||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||2:27.50|
|2016||Francis Of Assisi||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||2:28.36|
|2015||The Offer||Gai Waterhouse||Michael Walker||2:28.51|
|2014||Bring Something||Ken Keys||Luke Nolen||2:29.43|
|2013||Sertorius||Bruce Elkington||Ryan Maloney||2:30.79|
|2012||Puissance De Lune||Darren Weir||Glen Boss||2:27.97|
|2011||Tanby||Robert Hickmott||Steven King||2:28.72|
|2010||Dream Pedlar||Troy Blacker||Craig Williams||2:18.22|
|2009||Zupacool||John Symons & Sheila Laxon||Luke Nolen||2:15.00|
|2008||Banana Man||Michael Kent||Michelle Payne||2:28.85|
|2007||Captious||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||2:31.93|
|2006||Gallic||Graeme Rogerson||Steven Arnold||2:31.93|
|2005||True Courser||Darren Weir||Peter Mertens||2:30.32|
|2004||Gallic||Graeme Rogerson||Danny Nikolic||2:32.56|
|2003||Western Waters||Sydney Catherall||Wayne Hokai||2:28.31|
|2002||Forlorna||Sheila Laxon||John Didham||2:31.35|
|2001||Saboteur||David Hall||Luke Currie||2:28.30|
|2000||Yammer||Tony Noonan||Nash Rawiller||2:34.45|
|1999||Majestic Avenue||Russell Cameron||Craig Williams||2:28.33|