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2020 Australian Cup Tips - Can Harlem claim third-straight Cup?

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Harlem looks to create history in the 2020 Australian Cup (Getty Images)

Australian Cup 2020 Tips: Flemington Tips For March 7

The Australian Cup is a weight for age 2000m event held at Flemington on Super Saturday, the same day as the Newmarket Handicap.

This race will be an entertaining edition with horses looking to progress from this Group One race onto the bigger staying events later in the year.

Harlem will be looking to make it three wins in a row in 2020 while last year's Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare will make his long awaited return to the race track.

Australian Cup Information


  • DateSat 06 Mar, 2021
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance2000 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,500,000

Australian Cup 2020 Betting Odds

NoHorse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Odds
1Vow And DeclareDanny O'BrienCraig Williams10$11
2AviliusJames CummingsDwayne Dunn9$3.70
3Suzuka DeviousMitsuru HashidaDean Yendall8$151
4HarlemDavid & Ben Hayes & Tom DabernigJamie kah2$12
5Kings Will DreamChris WallerJye McNeil1$6.50
6Regal PowerGrant & Alana WilliamsWilliam Pike12$6
7Fifty StarsDavid & Ben Hayes & Tom DabernigJohn Allen13$7
8Mirage DancerTrent Busttin & Natalie YoungBen Melham6$9
9Southern FranceCiaron Maher & david EustaceMichael Dee14$14
10Hush WriterGair Waterhouse & Adrian BottBrad Rawiller11$26
11Venice BeachDanny O'BrienFred Kersley3$151
12Cape Of Good HopeDavid & Ben Hayes & Tom DabernigRegan Bayliss5$41
13ConstantinopleDavid & Ben Hayes & Tom DabernigGlen Boss4$41
14Miss SiskaGrahame BeggDamian Lane7$14
Odds are provided by Beteasy and are correct as of 4.3.20 - 1.15pm

Australian Cup 2020 Best Bet - Harlem

The two time Australian Cup winner will be looking to claim his third in a row, taking the same campaign as 12 months ago.

His run first up in the Carlyon Cup was solid before a great run in the Peter Young where he was not beaten that far, and probably should have finished closer.

He should be peaking third up and this race would have been his main goal 12 months ago.

The 2000m is clearly his pet trip, with his best spring run coming in the Caulfield Stakes over that trip.

If he can draw a nice gate and get that soft run in behind horses. Harlem is our Australian Cup 2020 best bet.

Australian Cup 2020 Next Best Bet - Mirage Dancer

His run was slashing in the Peter Young Stakes where he was slow out, but hitting the line hard.

He is a Caulfield Cup place getter so he does have a stack of ability, and he will only improve third up and up to the 2000m.

His only run at Flemington was in the Melbourne Cup, where he finished just over four lengths from Vow And Declare, still a good run in hindsight.

I think with six months of the Australian climate under is belt he is a much more mature and improved horse, and will likely take another step next spring, being a contender once again in the Caulfield Cup.

If he can find the breaks at the right time, this son of Frankel can definitely take out this race.

Australian Cup FAQ

Who won last year's Australian Cup?

Last year's Australian Cup was taken out by Harlem for the second year in a row.

He will be looking for a third straight win in the race.

Where is the Australian Cup held?

The Australian Cup is held at Flemington over 2000m.

The big spacious track gives horses their chance to win over the 2000m journey.

What is the prize money for the Australian Cup?

The 2020 Australian Cup is worth a total of $1.5 Million, the lead up towards the $1.5 Million Tancred Stakes in Sydney.

Verdict

We will be having five units on both our best bet and our value bet, both horses looking to improve again coming into the race.
Best Bet: Harlem To Win @12.00 at Beteasy - 5 Units
Value Bet: Mirage Dancer To Win @9.00 at Beteasy - 5 Units

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