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2020 Geelong Cup Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • Justin Darcy outlines some of the chances in this year's Geelong Cup
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Geelong Cup Tips
The Geelong Cup is worth $400,000 (Getty)
The Geelong Cup is a Group Three event over 2400m that is a golden ticket into the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November.

The race is run under set weights + penalties with a purse of $400,000, that many internationals on the fringe of making the Melbourne Cup participate in.

Melbourne Cup winners have come through this race, including back in 2010 and 2011 with Americain and Dunaden.

All of your Geelong Cup tips can be found below.

2020 Geelong Cup Betting Odds


No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Odds
1San HubertoM. CumaniD. Oliver1$8.50
2AshrunA. WohlerC. Williams10$3.80
3King Of LeogranceD. O'BrienD. Lane3$10
4Le Don De VieA & S. FreedmanB. Melham8$5.50
5SkywardT. Busuttin & N. YoungW. Pike6$4.75
6Shared AmbitionC. WallerJ. Allen5SCR
7Steel PrinceA & S. FreedmanJ. McNeil9$8
8Platinum InvadorP. MoodyL. Nolen11$21
9SoundM. MoroneyM. Zahra7$16
10CreedenceM. CumaniM. Poy2$26
11EntenteG. Waterhouse & A. BottB. Prebble4$19

Odds provided by bet365 and are correct as of 20/10/2020 - 1.50pm

2020 Geelong Cup Tips

Geelong Cup 2020 Best Bet - Skyward

This boy's form jumps right off the page for most trying to find the winner, being placed fourth behind Caulfield Cup runner-up Anthony Van Dyck and the worlds best stayer in Stadivarius.

He is a horse who has shown his best form on top of the ground, but we do know the the European soft track is a lot softer than ours.

If this track got into the soft seven to heavy range, you would want to be on our second selection in the race, but with the track currently a soft five and no rain on the way, he is the top selection.

He won two back over 2500m in France on top of the ground at Group Three level, so he is well and truely good enough to win in Australia.

He currently has 52.5kg in the Melbourne Cup so he is not guaranteed, but winning this gets him automatically into the race, so watch for a big show.

Geelong Cup 2020 Next Best Bet - Ashrun

If this track is in the genuine soft range, this is the horse that moves himself up a peg.

He won the 2019 Prix de Reux which has been an incredible Australian form line with seven of the last eight winners all coming to Australia for at least one race.

This included 2011 Melbourne Cup fourth place getter and 2010 winner Americain while Finche also won the race back in 2018, before running third in the Geelong Cup and third in the Melbourne Cup.

Although he has not come over in winning form, he has been running well at 2400m and 3000m and will be suited to the Australian racing conditions.

Geelong Cup 2020 Value Bet - Steel Prince

This boy is as strong as an ox, placing third in the Bart Cummings last start when sitting three-wide the trip and still hitting the line well.

He flopped in this event last year, but did back up in a Melbourne Cup to finish in the prize money, so not sure what to make of those two runs.

Coming into this race, he looks ready to peak, but is he as good as a few of the internationals who look genuine Melbourne Cup chances?

He has missed the top two just once from eight starts over the 2400m, which was in this race last year, so maybe Geelong is is trouble.

Geelong Cup FAQ

What date is the 2020 Geelong Cup?

The 2020 Geelong Cup is scheduled to run on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Geelong.

What time is the 2020 Geelong Cup?

The Geelong Cup starts at 4pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 Geelong Cup?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Geelong Cup and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2019 Geelong Cup?

Prince Of Arran won the 2019 Geelong Cup.

What distance is the Geelong Cup?

The Geelong Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Geelong Cup?

We're with Skyward as the best bet in the 2020 Geelong Cup.

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Verdict

We are with Skyward who brings over superior form lines.

Ashrun goes on top is the track is genuinely wet.

Best Bet: Skyward To Win @400 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Ashrun To Win @285 at bet365 Sport NJ - 5 Units

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