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2020 Melbourne Cup Racing Tips - Can Il Paradiso make amends for 2019?

Justin Darcy provides his tips for the 2020 Melbourne Cup./
2020 Melbourne Cup Futures Tips
Vow And Declare put his head down on the line to win the 2019 Melbourne Cup (Getty Images)

Melbourne Cup Information

  • DateTue 03 Nov, 2020
  • Race Time04:00
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance3200 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$7,300,000

2020 Melbourne Cup Futures Tips - Can Il Paradiso make amends for 2019?

The Melbourne Cup might be Australia's most prestigious race but in 2020 it looks like the prize may be going overseas.

Vow And Declare was a strong winner in this year's cup and feature again in the market. Il Paradiso should have won the race and has burst into favouritism. 

We've taken a look at which horses may be a chance to win the 2020 Melbourne Cup.

2020 Melbourne Cup Odds

Il Paradiso$26.00
Shared Ambition$26.00
Surprise Baby$26.00
Vow And Declare$26.00
Cross Counter$34.00

Odds are provided by BetEasy and are correct as of 7/11/19 - 12pm

Melbourne Cup Best Bet - Il Paradiso @ $26

He should have won the Cup this year had he not been interfered with in the concluding stages of the race.

The positive from him not winning this year, is that I doubt he will receive much weight for next year's event. If he were to receive 53-54kg I think that would be fair.

He is your typical stayer and has world class staying form lines and, we now know that he can adapt to the Australian racing scene.

If he can draw a better barrier next year, he may be able to be ridden off the fence with more luck. Il Paradiso is our Melbourne Cup racing tip 12 months out from the race that stops a nation.

Melbourne Cup Futures Value Bet - Prince Of Arran @ $34

Charlie Fellowes has already said he will be back next year and this time after finishing second in the event, I think he may be in the field automatically rather than having to win qualifying races.

His lead up race I think will be the Caulfield Cup which would mean that plans have gone accordingly for the first time in three years for the stable.

He is yet to miss a placing in Australia and we know how well he performs at Flemington, so at $34, he is worth a little gamble.

Frequently Asked Questions About The 2020 Melbourne Cup

What time is the first race on 2020 Melbourne Cup Day?

The first race jumps at approximately 11am.

What time is the 2020 Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne Cup jumps at 3pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 Melbourne Cup?

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


We will be taking equal bets on both Il Paradiso and Prince Of Arran as they both hopefully target the event.
Best Bet: Il Paradiso @26.00 at Beteasy - 3 Units
Value Bet: Prince Of Arran @34.00 at Beteasy - 3 Units

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