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2020 Darley Classic Betting Tips, Preview & Odds

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Darley Classic Tips
Nature Strip was a class above in the 2019 Darley Classic (Getty)
The 2020 Darley Classic looks a genuine Group One sprint with the likes of Bivouac, Neature Strip, Libertini and Santa Ana Lane all coming down from the Everest.

The race is worth $1.5M, with two winners of the race looking for their second victory in the event.

Check out our Darley Classic tips below.

2020 Darley Classic Betting Odds

1Santa Ana LaneA & S. FreedmanB. Melham7$9
2Nature StripC. WallerJ. McDonald9$4
3BivouacJ. CummmingsG. Boss6$3.80
4Hey DocT & C. McEvoyL. Currie3$11
5GraffD. O'BrienD. Lane1$17
6ZoutoriM. Ellerton & S. ZahraJ. Kah4$11
7StandoutG. Ryan & S. AlexiouTBA8$31
8TofaneM. MoroneyJ. McNeil2$15
9LibertiniA. CummingsD. Oliver5$7
10FaberginoT. RobertsonJ. Childs10$18

Odds are provided by bookmaker.com.au & correct at 6.40pm on 05/11/2020

2020 Darley Classic Tips

Darley Classic 2020 Best Bet - Nature Strip

This boy put together arguably the best performance of the spring in this race last year and is looking to repeat the dose after riding a scintilating speed in the Everest.

He looked a winning chance on the turn, but the speed of the race was simply too much and was overhauled late by the swoopers down the outside.

Without much pressure in the race, he can again get his own lead in the race, as he did last year when putting four or five length on Loving Gaby and Santa Ana Lane.

The question is, how do you describe his campaign and is Nature Strip still anywhere near his top?

Darley Classic 2020 Next Best Bet - Bivouac

He was brilliant in the Everest, settling back in behind runners and throttling home down the outside to finish second.

This four-year-old has shown his effectiveness down the straight when winning the 2020 Newmarket with ease.

Bivouac is another horse who is yet to win this campaign, but down the straight where he should have no excuses, can deliver.

His tactics could be the telling point in the race. If he settles forward, they are there to win the race, whereas if they settle back, they will be hoping Nature Strip is pressured and falls in a hole once again, which may not play out.

Darley Classic 2020 Value Bet - Santa Ana Lane

He looks the last of about four winning chances following a flashing light in the Everest when coming home superbly.

Santa Ana Lane was the heavy favourite in this race last year, and the victor the year before, so we know he loves the straight track.

The key is for a hot speed so that he can pick his way between runners as we have seen him do time and time again.

He's not far off retirement but there's perhaps another success to be had for this champion eight-year-old.

Darley Classic FAQ

What date is the 2020 Darley Classic?

The 2020 Darley Classic is scheduled to run on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Flemington.

What time is the 2020 Darley Classic?

The Darley Classic generally starts at around 3pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 Darley Classic?

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

Who won the 2019 Darley Classic?

Nature Strip won the 2019 Darley Classic.

What distance is the Darley Classic?

The Darley Classic is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Darley Classic?

We're with Nature Strip as the best bet in the 2020 Darley Classic.



We want to be backing Nature Strip to win, Bivouac as the saver along with something small on Santa Ana Lane.

Best Bet: Nature Strip To Win @300 at BetMGM - 6 Units
Next Best Bet: Bivouac To Win @280 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Value Bet: Santa Ana Lane To Win @800 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units

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