Warning can run a big race in the 2020 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

2020 Melbourne Cup Tips

The field is a lock, the barrier draw has been completed, and the 2020 Melbourne Cup is set to jump!

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already reached this point of the Spring Racing Carnival, but excitement will reach fever pitch at Flemington on Tuesday and as is always the case, an outstanding field rich with local stayers and international raiders will seek their share in $7.75 million.

Spectators will be limited but the race will still stop the nation, and you can find my 2020 Melbourne Cup tips below.

Suggested Bets

  • 2 Units E/W Anthony Van Dyck
  • 1 Unit E/W Warning
  • Boxed Trifecta of the selections below
2020 Melbourne Cup - Winner
Anthony Van Dyck

I’m still scratching my head as to how Anthony Van Dyck didn’t run straight past Verry Elleegant in the Caulfield Cup, but I think that run will have well and truly brought him on, and getting out to two miles on Tuesday looks ideal for him.

The Galileo entire has found form around some of the world’s best horses and returned very impressive performances in some of the world’s best races.

He had three starts in Europe prior to making his way to Australia, and finished second behind Ghaiyyath in the Group 1 Coronation Cup before winning the Group 2 Prix Foy most notably; beating home the like of Stradivarius in that race.

He is an Epsom Derby winner, he is a legitimate star, and I think he’ll be the 2020 Melbourne Cup winner.

2020 Melbourne Cup - 2nd
Warning

Warning has returned the efforts of a horse that looks like he’s about to run a big one, I think that he’ll relish the conditions of the Melbourne Cup 2020.

The Declaration Of War gelding was outstanding during his three-year-old season but particularly last spring, at which he ended his preparation with a dominant win in the Victoria Derby here at HQ.

He kept his best work for late in both the Makybe Diva Stakes and the Turnbull Stakes at his first two starts this time, and while he was a little flat in the Caulfield Cup last time out, I think it was the final run he needed to find peak condition.

I can’t wait to see him get out to two miles for the first time, and I think he can make his presence felt at really nice Melbourne Cup odds.

2020 Melbourne Cup - 3rd
Tiger Moth

He was trading as high as $56 just a couple of months ago and looks likely to start either favourite, or very close to favourite in 2020 Melbourne Cup betting.

Tiger Moth is yet another outstanding racehorse currently under the care of (arguably) the world’s best trainer, Aidan O’Brien.

The Galileo entire has had just four career starts since debuting in October last year, but he could hardly have been more impressive; breaking his maiden at Leopardstown in June, running second in the Irish Derby and winning the Group 3 Kilternan Stakes.

The one knock, other than his short racing record looks to be whether or not he’ll see out the two miles, but that is literally the case for nearly all of his rivals in the 2020 Melbourne Cup, and he certainly appears to have the class to win.

2020 Melbourne Cup - 4th
Prince Of Arran

I mean, why not?

Other than the late, great Red Cadeaux, I can’t remember an international Melbourne Cup horse with bigger cult status than Prince Of Arran, and we know he’s going to give his absolute all on Tuesday afternoon.

Charlie Fellows isn’t able to be on course this year, but the Prince has arrived in typically impressive order, and he ran an absolute bolter for fourth in the Caulfield Cup a couple of weeks ago.

He finished third in 2018, second in 2019…. Will it be third-time lucky for Prince Of Arran?

I think that dropping Michael Walker for the in-form Jamie Kah is certainly another thing falling in his favour, and I’m more than happy to have another each-way play on him on Tuesday.