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Golden Eagle 2020 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The $7.5 million Golden Eagle features on the October 31 program from Rosehill
  • This race is restricted to four-year-old's and is run over 1500m
  • Funstar and Alligator Blood head the early betting
  • Preview and tips are below
Golden Eagle Tips
Is Alligator Blood set to peak in the 2020 Golden Eagle? (Getty)

Golden Eagle Information

  • DateSat 30 Oct, 2021
  • Race Time05:00
  • RacecourseRosehill
  • Race Distance1500 metres
  • Conditions4yo Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$7,500,000

The Golden Eagle is one of Australia's newest feature races on the calendar with the first edition of this being run in 2019 and it was won by the Chris Waller-trained Kolding.

Run over 1500m at Rosehill Gardens and worth $7.5 million in total, this event is restricted to four-year-old's gallopers and was partly designed in a lure to keep the last season three-year-old's on the track and not heading to stud.

We list the market and detail our best and value chances below for the 2020 Golden Eagle.

Golden Eagle 2020 Odds & Final Field

1Alligator BloodDavid VandykeRyan Maloney15$7
2BrandenburgJohn SargentRegan Bayliss14$31
3SuperstormGrant & Alana WilliamsJoshua Parr19$15
4Dawn PassageGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark16$21
5RiodiniGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brenton Avdulla7$16.20
6WindstormGrant & Alana Williams Glyn Schofield8$24
7ReloadedChris WallerRobbie Dolan11$71
8Just Thinkin'Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottKathy O'Hara21$69
9BottegaGerald Ryan & Sterling AlexiouJames Innes Jnr4$19.60
10CriaderasJames CummingsKegan Latham10$18
11FlitJames CummingsRachel King17$14.80
12FunstarChris WallerTommy Berry22$4.80
13ColetteJames CummingsKoby Jennings6$7
14SubpoenaedChris WallerJay Ford2$26
15EmeraldsJohn SargentJason Collett18$30
16Sierra SueTrent Busuttin & Natalie YoungNash Rawiller1$9.50
17All Saint's EveJohn O'SheaSam Clipperton3$39
18IcebathBrad WiddupTom Sherry (a)5$21.50
19eStockmanJoseph Pride
20eEnchanted HeartKris Lees
21eFenderBrett Cavanough
22eAir To AirJason Coyle
Odds courtesy of Sportsbetting & correct at 7pm on 28/10/2020.

Golden Eagle Tips 2020

Golden Eagle 2020 Best Bet - Alligator Blood

One of last season's premier three-year-old's was this David Vandyke-trained gelding who endured a long campaign with 10 starts overall and recorded feature victories in both Victoria and Queensland, but had come to the end of his preparation when failing as favourite in the 2020 All Star Mile.

There's no doubt that this Golden Eagle has been the target this spring where after resuming with a strong third in Brisbane over an an unsuitable short journey with a big weight, was beaten just under half a length into second as the popular elect in the Silver Eagle on October 10.

It's well worth respecting that he was a month between runs in that second-up tilt and from a very astute stable who would have him peaking for this $7.5 million contest, Alligator Blood is the one they have to beat.

Golden Eagle 2020 Value Bet - Dawn Passage

For whatever reason this Waterhouse & Bott-trained colt appears a little forgotten for the Golden Eagle and in his Silver Eagle return, it was a strong effort in what was no more than another barrier trial with this big target in mind.

This four-year-old is capable of settling a lot closer to the speed but with the wide gate in that small field, was eased back under jockey Tim Clark and spotting race fitness to all his opposition, attempted a wide run from the rear with his 33.75 last 600m only just being shaded by Flit's.

He took big leaps in his last preparation where following a winning hat-trick, was a well supported Group One Stradbroke favourite but had come to the end of his campaign then and with the big cash on offer, there should be plenty of improvement to come with Dawn Passage who peaked on his run late fresh and has since trialed well.

Golden Eagle 2020 Roughie - Icebath

All things being equal on a good surface, this daughter of Sacred Falls wouldn't have the class to figure in a race of this strength, however, she may just be a mudlark which her October 24 Randwick win supports where she bolted in to the tune of four lengths.

Although frustrating earlier this spring, Icebath has proven to be stakes-level performer when unlucky not to take out a listed affair in the autumn behind Indy Car before placing behind Dawn Passage in the Hawkesbury Guineas albeit was well held.

I suspect this mare from the Brad Widdup stable could be backed in from he long odds currently on offer given she's hard fit, already proven on what looks likely to be testing conditions once again this Saturday and did produce strong sectionals last week.

Golden Eagle FAQ

What date is the 2020 Golden Eagle?

The 2020 Golden Eagle is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 31.

How can I live stream the 2020 Golden Eagle?

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

What distance is the Golden Eagle?

The Golden Eagle is run over a distance of 1500 metres.

Where is the Golden Eagle held?

The Golden Eagle is held at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Golden Eagle?

We're with Alligator Blood as the best bet in the 2020 Golden Eagle.

What's the Golden Eagle worth?

The Golden Eagle is worth $7.5 million in total.

$4.1 million goes to the winner.

Who won the 2019 Golden Eagle?

Kolding won the 2019 Golden Eagle.



Alligator Blood is projected to peak third-up in the 2020 Golden Eagle.

At longer odds, both Dawn Passage and Icebath should be included as each-way hopes.

Best Bet: Alligator Blood To Win @600 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Dawn Passage Each Way @2000 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Roughie: Icebath Each Way @2050 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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