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2020 Melbourne Cup Greyhounds Betting Tips, Preview & Odds

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Last updated: 23 Nov 2020
Justin Darcy 23 Nov 2020
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  • The Melbourne Cup will be run over 515m at Sandown Park on November 27
  • Greyhounds have qualified via Melbourne Cup Heat wins on November 20
  • Simon Told Helen is currently the favourite
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Melbourne Cup 515m Tips
The Melbourne Cup will be run on Friday, November 27 (Getty)

The 2020 Melbourne Cup 515m for the Greyhounds looks set to be one for the ages, with the likes of Shima Shine, Simon Told Helen, Tiggerlong Tonk and Hard Style Rico all set to take part and face each other.

With majority of the early speed to the outside, this could set the race up for Simon Told Helen who has drawn perfectly in box two.

See our experts Melbourne Cup selections below.

2020 Melbourne Cup Greyhounds Betting Odds


Box
Name
Trainer
Odds
1Zipping SullivanD. Coleman$51
2Simon Told HelenD. Burnett$2.50
3Tough TearsR. Britton$126
4Lucy's MiloA. Dailly$201
5Hard Style RicoL. Karabitsakos$5.50
6Tommy ShelbyK. Greenough$7.50
7Shima ShineA. Dailly$4.40
8Tiggerlong TonkC. Grenfell$4.40
9 (EMG)Arizona EyesR. Britton$34
10 (EMG)Short PorkA. Azzopardi$26

Odds are provided by Sportsbet are are correct on November 23, 2020

2020 Melbourne Cup Greyhounds Tips

Melbourne Cup 2020 Best Bet - Simon Told Helen (Tipped at $6.50)

He is the champion Greyhound in Australia and hopefully we can see him at his very best in this race.

He was beaten by Shima Shine at Group One level at the Meadows before his Melbourne Cup Heat start, but was a class above at his previous start at Group One level when beating Hard Style Rico back in July.

We have been become accustomed to him starting very short in the market, but right now with $6.50 available, he looks incredibly hard to beat in his heat, even from box four with little speed around.

Showing blistering speed in his heat win, he is the deserved favourite coming into this race.

Simon Told Helen - $2.50Melbourne Cup Best BetBET HERE
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Melbourne Cup 2020 Next Best Bet - Shima Shine

This boy is the clear danger, with blistering pace, he defeated Simon Told Helen at Group One level two back when things got a bit messy at the first turn.

He was a short favourite in the Shootout at his next start, where the small field clearly favoured Tiggerlong Tonk better than him.

Back to the full field in a high pressure race, he has drawn perfectly in seven, although will need to hold off Tommy Shelby (6) and Tiggerlong Tonk (8) who have natural box speed.

Shima Shine - $4.40Melboourne Cup Next Best BetBET HERE
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Melbourne Cup 2020 Value Bet - Tommy Shelby

The WA star finally got it right outisde of his home state, putting his rivals to the sword in his heat around the back and bursting clear to record an impressive win.

He was a little slow away which he cannot be in this, where he could possibly give away ground to out top two selections, and with the box, he is at risk of getting a check between Shima Shine and Hard Style Rico.

If he can tough it out to the first bend, he can run well in this race.

Tommy Shelby - $7.50Melbourne Cup Value BetBET HERE
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Melbourne Cup Greyhounds FAQs

When is the Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne Cup for the Greyhounds is run on November 27, with qualifying heats to be run on November 20.

How far is the Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne Cup is run over a distance of 515m at Sandown Park.

How can I live stream the Melbourne Cup?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the Melbourne Cup.

Verdict

We have taken the $6.50 about Simon Told Helen leading up the event, so we are more than happy to ride that home in the Melbourne Cup.
Best Bet: Simon Told Helen To Win @11/2 at Sportsbet - 10 Units
Simon Told Helen
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