Compare Melbourne Cup Odds 2020

Compare and contrast¬†the 2020 Melbourne Cup odds from the top bookies below. Australia’s most famous horse race is run on the first Tuesday of November.

Melbourne Cup Betting Odds 2020
Race Time Schedule: 3pm local / 4am GMT Tuesday November 3 2020; 2m (3200m), Flemington; Max 24 runners; Best odds bold; Bookies’ Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4. Live TV Coverage: Australia – Channel 10; UK – Sky Sports Racing.
Bet365 Betfred William Hill Paddy Power Betfair BetVictor Boylesports
Surprise Baby 10/1 14/1 14/1 12/1 12/1
Master Of Wine 16/1 14/1 16/1 16/1 16/1
Russian Camelot 11/1 16/1 14/1 16/1
Shared Ambition 25/1 20/1 20/1 16/1
Il Paradiso 25/1 25/1
Fierement 25/1
King Of Leogrance 20/1 20/1 20/1
Vow And Declare 18/1 20/1 25/1 20/1 20/1
Verry Elleegant 25/1 25/1 25/1
Oceanex 20/1 25/1 20/1
Search For A Song 28/1 25/1 25/1 20/1
Schabau 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1
Mer De Glace 25/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 33/1
Master Of Reality 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1
Dee Ex Bee 25/1
Danon Premium 33/1
Nayef Road 33/1
Django Freeman 33/1 33/1 33/1
Technician 25/1
You Can Smile 33/1
Sir Ron Priestley 33/1 33/1 33/1
Finche 33/1 33/1 40/1 33/1 33/1
Young Rascal 33/1 40/1 33/1 33/1
Kew Gardens 33/1
Ispolini 33/1 33/1 40/1
Addeybb 25/1 40/1 25/1
True Self 33/1 33/1 33/1 25/1 33/1
Kinane 50/1
Goshen 50/1
Southern France 50/1 40/1 50/1 33/1
Prince Of Arran 33/1 40/1 50/1 33/1 33/1
Mustajeer 50/1 50/1 50/1
Dalasan 50/1
Magic Wand 50/1 50/1 50/1
Cross Counter 33/1 40/1 33/1 50/1 33/1
Constantinople 50/1 50/1 33/1 40/1 50/1
Castelvecchio 50/1 33/1
Mozu Bello 33/1
Degraves 33/1 50/1 50/1
Pondus 25/1 50/1
Just Benjamin 50/1
Stradavarius 50/1
Regal Power 50/1
Warning 50/1 33/1 33/1 33/1
Miami Bound 50/1
Colette 50/1 33/1 50/1
Quick Thinker 50/1 50/1
Secret Advisor 50/1
Zebrowski 50/1
Jennifer Eccles 50/1
Sherwood Forest 50/1
Two Illicit 50/1
Too Close The Sun 50/1
Mugatoo 50/1
South Pacific 50/1
Fifty Stars 50/1
Micro Manage 50/1
Spiritual Warrior 50/1
King Carney 66/1
Dark Alley 66/1
Toffee Tongue 66/1
Downdraft 66/1
Carif 50/1 50/1
Skyward 50/1 50/1
Aktau 50/1
The Chosen One 66/1
Nancho 66/1
Masaff 66/1
Dubai Future 66/1
Etah James 66/1
Soul Patch 66/1
Torcedor 66/1
Mind The Crack 66/1 50/1
Durston 66/1
London Arch 100/1
Carnwennan 100/1
Southern Moon 100/1 50/1 66/1
Raheen House 100/1
Mosh Music 100/1
Mirage Dancer 100/1
Norway 100/1 66/1 50/1
Latrobe 100/1
Eastender 100/1
Secret Blaze 100/1
Dont Doubt Dory 100/1
Spirit Ridge 100/1 66/1
Harbour Views 100/1
Eric the Eel 100/1
Top Of The Range 100/1
Djukon 100/1
Good Idea 100/1
Vegas Jewel 100/1
Daguilar 100/1
Inverloch 100/1
Supergiant 100/1
Pancho 100/1
Spanish Mission 100/1 33/1 33/1
Hasta La War 100/1
Verdana Blue 100/1
Gamay 100/1
Celestial Falls 100/1
Jon Snow 100/1
American Graffiti 100/1
Shepard 100/1
Startled 100/1
Raymond Tusk 100/1
Withhold 100/1
Lord Fandango 100/1
Saint Eustace 125/1
Haky 125/1
Jack Regan 150/1
Stick Em Up 150/1
Wahine Toa 150/1
Defibrillate 150/1
Super Girl 150/1
Frankely Awesome 200/1
Never Listen 200/1
Yonkers 200/1
Starcaster 200/1
Sayl 200/1
Scorpz 200/1
Runaway 200/1
Savvy Oak 200/1
Winning Ways 200/1
Harpo Marx 200/1
Maurus 200/1
Saunter Boy 250/1
Creedence 250/1

Melbourne Cup 2020 Preview, Betting Odds, Form & Chances

The Melbourne Cup is in the back of every Australian trainer’s mind right now, and in the thoughts of plenty in Europe as well, writes Ross King.

Here we give a guide to the Melbourne Cup 2020 with our thoughts on the chances of the main protagonists. This preview will be updated regularly to reflect the changing nature of the betting market. Plenty of horses have yet to show their hands and many will no doubt drop out of contention through injury, lack of current form or a change of plans:

Russian Camelot: This Northern Hemisphere bred colt thrust himself into the 2020 Melbourne Cup picture with a devastating win in the South Australian Derby (2500m; 1m41/2 furlongs) at Morphettville on May 9. Given an apparently poor ride by jockey John Allen, the 19/10 favourite was held up way off the pace and caught very wide. The counter-argument would be that keeping clear of traffic problems and trouble was a canny move by connections.

The colt circled the field and strode away with supreme dominance. The run was particularly eye-catching for the way he travelled, always on the bridle and cruising effortlessly as the rest of the field came under heavy pressure. He strode away in the straight for a facile and near two-length success for trainer Danny O’Brien, who won the big one with Vow And Declare in 2019.

A mere three-year-old, and six months younger than his peer group having been bred and foaled in Ireland, Russian Camelot was the first Northern Hemisphere bred three-year-old to win a Group 1 in Australia. It is either a measure of his talent or the lack thereof among his rivals. However the form does look solid and he shot straight to the head of the Melbourne Cup odds with the bookies. His new rating, coming off the historic win was 105.

Oceanex: In winning the $320k AUD Andrew Ramsden Stakes at Flemington over 2800m (1m6f) on May 16, NZ-bred four-year-old filly Oceanex became the first horse to guarantee a place in this year’s Melbourne Cup due to its ‘win and you’re in’ status. Trained by Mick Price in partnership with Michael Kent, Oceanex has improved with each step up in trip. Danny O’Brien’s King of Leogrance started 4/5 favorite and finished second, giving the form some credibility. Oceanex was rated 105 coming off this performance, an irrelevance given the ‘golden ticket’ she picked up for the first Tuesday in November.

Haky: This is a current rank-outsider at the odds that we like. The six-year-old gelding was a French import last year when a nice third for trainer John Hammond in the 2019 Geelong Cup behind winner Prince of Arran and runner-up True Self. Haky ran too free in front that day under jockey Linda Meech, who failed to settle the son of Muhtathir. It is a video worthy of review because a lot went wrong and still Haky ran with credit against two very solid yardsticks.

This term, new handler Archie Alexander as set about teaching Haky to settle a bit better in his races and that policy bore fruit with a taking 12/1 victory under Declan Bates in the William Newton VC Handicap (2600m; 1m5f), notably at Flemington, on April 25. The opposition lacked a little strength in depth but the style of victory was taking, striking for home early and never looking in danger all the way to the line.

The most significant scalp on the day was that of last year’s Melbourne Cup hero Vow And Declare who started 10/11 favourite and could only finish fifth. Obviously the latter, off a mark of 111 was conceding weight to 100-rated Haky and did not run to his best. All the talk was about Vow And Declare and Haky’s performance has gone slightly under the radar. Up 3lb for the win to 103, the big doubt for Haky backers would be if he can get a run on November 3. He may need to win a golden ticket or rise by a few pounds yet. That could happen as he has been handled patiently, has low mileage for his age and is still improving.

Vow And Declare: The hero of last year’s renewal off a mark of 113, he has been a little below par of late. He failed to quicken at the business end of the race when beaten four lengths into 5th behind Haky in a handicap at Flemington when 4/5 favourite (off 111) at the end of April. However it is a long time until November and he can’t be discounted.

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