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2020 Ballarat Cup Betting Tips, Preview & Odds

  • The Ballarat Cup will be run on Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • The track is currently rated a good 4
  • Justin Darcy provides his best bets for the feature event
Ballarat Cup Tips
Junipal is our top tip in the Ballarat Cup (Getty)

The 2020 Ballarat Cup looks quite the even race this year with so many form lines meeting in the same race.

Run over 2000m, this does looks to be one of the stronger Cups we have seen in a long while, with the likes of Group One winners Harlem and Kings Will Dream, while Kiwia, the winner of the last two Ballarat Cups will also take his place in the event.

Check out our best bets fo the 2020 Ballarat Cup below.

2020 Ballarat Cup Betting Odds

1So Si BonT. Dabernig & B. HayesD. Lane1$19
2HarlemT. Dabernig & B. HayesC. Williams13$12
3Kings Will DreamC. WallerM. Rodd14$11
4JunipalC. Maher & D. EustaceK. McEvoy11$6.50
5Al GalayelC. Maher & D. EustaceB. Melham10$11
6KiwiaA. AlexanderJ. Allen17$41
7PacodaliM. RaymondD. Yendall4$20
8InverlochT. Busuttin & N. YoungD. Stackhouse5$35
9Plein CielD. O'BrienJ. Mott3$21
10Affair To RememberD. O'SullivanM. Zahra9$8
11OdeonM. Ellerton & S. ZahraD. Moor6$14
12Our Big MikeB. ScottJ. Childs2$51
13Furrion T. Dabernig & B. HayesL. Nolen7$61
14Game KeeperT & C. McEvoyL. Currie8$27
15Double You TeeP. PayneB. Egan16$20
16Power Scheme T. Dabernig & B. HayesJ. McNeil20$17
17Irish FlameB. ScottM. Walker19$23
18Mongolian MarshalS. GowerZ. Spain18$35
19Knights OrderG. Waterhouse & A. BottM. Dee12$15
20ParadeeD. O'BrienD. Oliver15$9

Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct on Wednesday, November 18 - 3.56PM

2020 Ballarat Cup Tips

Ballarat Cup 2020 Best Bet - Junipal

He was simply too good for Kenya and Buffalo River last week at Sandown, which should see him fit and ready to tackle the 2000m test.

Having drawn barrier 11, he looks well drawn to find a spot midfield with cover, with a bit of speed drawn to his outer.

He has been weighted to his best rating with 60kg, but he only gives the likes of Paradee and Affair To Remember 4kg, which suits him better than the mares.

Of course the 2000m journey is the test for him, but having seen the trip once for a good run with a big weight, he can bring his much improved form to this race and prove hard to beat once again.

Ballarat Cup 2020 Next Best Bet - Paradee

This consistent mare was only pipped late at Flemington in the Matriarch Stakes behind Affair To Remember, being exposed in front a long way from home.

She is a mare with a short and sharp turn of foot, so to find some cover from barrier 15 will take a Damien Oliver special, but if anyone can do it, it is him.

The Matriarch form has stood up soundly in this race previously, and with what look two of the better chances in the race, I expect it to go even better this time around.

Ballarat Cup 2020 Value Bet - Pacodali

Although the numbers on his form do not read all that well, he was very good second-up when wide for the trip and only fading late, before struggling to find room at crucial stages at Sandown last week.

With what was pretty much a barrier trial for him, that will have him fit and ready to tackle the 2000m of this race, and with a 2.5kg weight swing on So Si Bon, I expect him to finish in front of that in-form galloper.

This is the horse that I expect this punters who influence the market to find late in the piece and possibly tumble right into.

Ballarat Cup FAQs

What time is the 2020 Ballarat Cup?

The 2020 Ballarat Cup is set to run at 4.25pm on Saturday, November 21.

Where is the Ballarat Cup run?

The Ballarat Cup is run every year at Ballarat racecourse.

Who won the 2019 Ballarat Cup?

The 2019 Ballarat Cup was won by Kiwia, who also took out the 2018 Cup and is now looking for 2020 success.

Who is the top tip in this year's Ballarat Cup?

We are siding with Junipal as the top tip in the 2020 Ballarat Cup.

How can I watch the Ballarat Cup?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the 2020 Ballarat Cup.



We want to be backing both Junipal and Paradee to win the Cup, and having a small saver on Pacodali at double figures.

Best Bet: Junipal To Win @550.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Next Best Bet: Paradee To Win @800.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 4 Units
Value Bet: Pacodali Each-Way @1900.0 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units

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