Officially registered as the Sandown Classic, the Group 2 Zipping Classic is one of the main races to close out the Spring Racing Carnival taking place over the mile and a half (2400m) at Sandown Racecourse in mid-late November.
Offering $250,000 in prize money and run at weight-for-age, the Zipping Classic makes a nice target for horses out of the famous Melbourne Cup race run over two miles (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.
The Zipping Classic was renamed in 2011 in honour of the event’s four-time champion Zipping (2007-10) and has been won by plenty of quality stayers including Americain (2011) who won the previous year’s Melbourne Cup.
Zipping Classic 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, November 14th, 2020
- Track Location: Sandown Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 2,400 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Open (excluding maidens)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $250,000
- Inaugural Race: 1888
- 2020 Zipping Classic Winner: Sound
zipping classic 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 Zipping Classic results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 14, 2020.
- #4 Sound
- #3 Brimham Rocks
- #5 Future Score
Airborne jockey Jamie Kah gave the Michael Moroney-trained Sound ($5) an absolute peach of a ride in the 2020 Zipping Classic, swooping the field to inject pace in a slowly run race before hitting the front and charging home first ahead of the Chris Waller-trained Brimham Rocks ($6) and Future Score ($6).
|1||4||SOUND (GER)||Michael Moroney||Jamie Kah||8||59kg||$5|
|2||3||BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)||Chris Waller||Damian Lane||1.25L||6||59kg||$6|
|3||5||FUTURE SCORE (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Fred W Kersley||1.45L||5||59kg||$6|
|4||7||ATTORNEY (FR)||Matthew Smith||Luke Currie||1.75L||7||59kg||$14|
|5||1||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||1.95L||4||59kg||$3.20F|
|6||9||SCARLET DREAM||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Michael Poy||2.15L||3||57kg||$26|
|7||2||LEVENDI||Peter Gelagotis||Jason Maskiell||3.9L||2||59kg||$71|
|8||6||LORD BELVEDERE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ben Melham||4.65L||1||59kg||$5.50|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Zipping Classic Betting 2020
There are many different ways to bet on the Zipping Classic, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Zipping Classic|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Zipping Classic.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Zipping Classic. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Zipping Classic, 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 Zipping Classic, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Zipping Classic to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Zipping Classic to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Zipping Classic 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 Zipping Classic, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Zipping Classic in 2020
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- 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 Zipping Classic Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
zipping classic 2020 ODDS
Early market odds on the 2020 zipping classic will be displayed below. For current odds on our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The Zipping Classic in 2020?
The best way to pick who will win the Zipping Classic is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Long distance – This race favours horses that have experience running over a mile and a half.
- Melbourne Cup – This race can be seen as easy pickings for horses that did well in the ‘race that stops a nation’ the week prior.
- Conservative Odds – It’s been over a decade since a horse who was paying $10 or more on race day was first over the line.
Zipping Classic Favourites 2020
Early favourites in 2020 Zipping Classic betting include Avilius, Sound and Future Score.
Southern France ($3 in 2019) was the last Zipping Classic favourite to win.
Zipping Classic 2020 Field
The official 2020 Zipping Classic field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below once released.
The Zipping Classic 2020 final field features just nine runners led in betting by the Godolphin-raced Avilius looking to atone for his 22nd placing in the Melbourne Cup results.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||4533×46260||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||5||59kg||110|
|2||x8x58x0360||LEVENDI||Peter Gelagotis||Jason Maskiell||3||59kg||104|
|3||7691×83823||BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)||Chris Waller||Damian Lane||7||59kg||103|
|4||x532x52262||SOUND (GER)||Michael Moroney||Jamie Kah||9||59kg||102|
|5||1x1253x613||FUTURE SCORE (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Fred W Kersley||6||59kg||99|
|6||41x7811x18||LORD BELVEDERE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ben Melham||2||59kg||101|
|7||x6804x2414||ATTORNEY (FR)||Matthew Smith||Luke Currie||8||59kg||97|
|8||x356x80571||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||David Brideoake||Jye McNeil||1||57kg||105|
|9||0064×48446||SCARLET DREAM||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Michael Poy (a)||4||57kg||88|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Zipping Classic 2020 Tips
Favourite: #1 Avilius ($4 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #5 Future Score ($5 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #7 Attorney ($16 at time of publish)
Our exclusive 2020 Zipping Classic tips will be updated above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Zipping Classic 2020 Race Day
The Sandown Classic (Zipping Classic) takes place on Zipping Classic Day at Ladbrokes Park Hillside, Sandown, on Saturday November 14, 2020. There are a host of Group and Listed races taking place at the meeting including the:
- Group 2 $250,000 Sandown Guineas (1600m)
- Group 3 $160,000 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m)
- Group 3 $160,000 Sandown Stakes (1500m)
- Group 3 $160,000 Eclipse Stakes (1800m)
- Group 3 $160,000 Summoned Stakes (1500m), and the
- Listed Sandown Cup (3200m).
Zipping Classic 2020 Nominations
Nominations close 12PM, Monday the 9th of November, 2020 and can be viewed in full on our Zipping Classic Nominations page available right here.
Zipping Classic 2020 Weights
Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Weights will be declared by 4 PM, Monday, the 9th of November, 2020 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Zipping Classic Field section.
Zipping Classic 2020 Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 11th of November, 2020 and will be published in our above Zipping Classic Field section.
Zipping Classic 2020 Jockeys
Riders must be declared by 1 PM Wednesday, the 11th of November, 2020 and will be published in our above Zipping Classic Field section.
Zipping Classic 2020 Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 14th of November, 2020.
Zipping Classic Prize Money
The Zipping Classic prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Zipping Classic 2020 Race Number
The Zipping Classic is set to run as Ladbrokes Park Hillside Race 8 at 4:25pm (AEDT) on Saturday November 14, 2020 as part of the Sandown Spring Carnival Race Day. There are ten races in total that day at Sandown Racecourse.
Zipping Classic 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 the 2020 Zipping Classic has been released.
Zipping Classic Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Zipping Classic live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Zipping Classic Winners
Winners of the Zipping Classic going back to 1999 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Zipping Classic winners, going all the way back to 1888, please visit our Zipping Classic Winners page.
|2020||Sound||Michael Moroney||Jamie Kah||2:37.09|
|2019||Southern France||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Mark Zahra||2:32.01|
|2018||The Taj Mahal||Liam Howley||Ben Melham||2:31.52|
|2017||The Taj Mahal||Robert Hickmott||Ben Melham||2:30.09|
|2016||Beautiful Romance||Saeed Bin Suroor||Glyn Schofield||2:29.05|
|2015||Who Shot Thebarman||Chris Waller||James McDonald||2:29.10|
|2014||Au Revoir||Andre Fabre||Kerrin McEvoy||2:32.06|
|2013||Sertorius||Bruce Elkington||Ryan Maloney||2:30.97|
|2012||Tanby||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||2:32.01|
|2011||Americain||Alain de Royer Dupre||Gerald Mosse||2:37.87|
|2010||Zipping||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||2:39.49|
|2009||Zipping||Robert Hickmott||Michael Rodd||2:32.29|
|2008||Zipping||John Sadler||Michael Rodd||2:35.05|
|2007||Zipping||John Sadler||Steven Arnold||2:33.72|
|2006||Gallant Guru||Lee Freedman||Steven Arnold||2:30.87|
|2005||Roman Arch||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||2:33.75|
|2004||Count Ricardo||Stephen Theodore||Blake Shinn||2:37.94|
|2003||Legible||Bradley Marzato||Danny Nikolic||2:29.83|
|2002||Hail||Bruce Marsh||Greg Childs||2:27.91|
|2001||Sky Heights||Colin Alderson||Damien Oliver||2:28.35|
|2000||Brave Chief||John Ledger||Patrick Payne||2:24.31|
|1999||Aerosmith||Peter Hurdle||Greg Childs||2:30.30|