Inverloch will step out in Wednesday's Warrnambool Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

2020 Warrnambool Cup Tips

The Warrnambool Cup is always a wide-open affair and we’re set for another exciting edition of the staying feature at The ‘Bool on Wednesday.

With everything that has been happening these last few months, we’re probably not seeing the depth of interstate talent in the 2020 Warrnambool Cup field that we have grown accustomed to, but a terrific betting race has materialised regardless.

You can find my 2020 Warrnambool Cup tips below.

Suggested Bets

  • 2 Units straight out #8 Too Close The Sun
  • Boxed Trifecta of the selections below 
Warrnambool Cup - Winner
No. 8 Too Close The Sun

Too Close The Sun has returned to the track in outstanding form this time and looks the one to beat in the 2020 Warrnambool Cup. The Lindsay Smith-trained gelding has recorded three wins and two minors in his five starts this time in and a move to the east coast has clearly proved ideal, with the horse saluting in his last two appearances. His dominant win in the Terang Cup last time out was probably a career-best performance and a repeat would see him winning again.

Warrnambool Cup - 2nd
No. 10 Declares War

Declares War has returned some competitive efforts this time and the Warrnambool Cup looks a lovely feature race for him. The four-year-old gelding needed the run when seventh behind Jumbo Ozaki first-up at Flemington and placed at his next two starts. He finished less than two lengths from the winner in the Gold Heath at Caulfield last time out and there is no doubt that the mile and a half is going to be perfect at this point of his preparation. Matt Cumani’s stable is in good form and this bloke wouldn’t look out of place in the winner’s stall.

Warrnambool Cup - 3rd
No. 1 Inverloch

Inverloch is four weeks between runs into the Warrnambool Cup and has the class to fight out the finish. The Fastnet Rock gelding has been an excellent horse for the Busuttin & Young stable this time and hasn’t finished worse that second in his last five starts, including wins in both the Listed Victoria Cup and the Easter Cup, most recently. He’s been charged with carrying topweight, but has the class to overcome that.

Warrnambool Cup - 4th
No. 4 Midterm

The veteran Midterm has been racing well without winning this time, and I can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish again. The former Macedon Lodge runner has continued to improve with each effort back from a spell, running second in the Group 3 Easter Cup two back before finishing fifth in a decent race at Sandown last Saturday. I like that he’s on the quick back-up and he could prove over the odds at a double-figure price.