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2020 Zipping Classic Betting Tips, Preview & Odds

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Zipping Classic Tips
Sound (inside) is our top tip for the Zipping Classic (Getty)
The Zipping Classic, named after the Group One warrior who won four of these in succession, showing the champion and fighting qualities of a star.

The honour roll is a good one at that, with the likes of Melbourne Cup hero American headlining the list. Often we get horses who have competed throughout the spring features run in this race, and again, we get that type of field once again.

Avilius is clearly the best horse in the race but will the track prove too firm for him? Or can Princess Jenni back up the Bendigo Cup win, or even Sound, who is crying out to win a feature of the carnival.

Zipping Classic Information

  • DateSat 13 Nov, 2021
  • Race Time05:30
  • RacecourseSandown
  • Race Distance2400m
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 2
  • Prize Money$250,000

2020 Zipping Classic Betting Odds

1AviliusJ. CummingsD. Oliver5$4.40
2LevendiP. GelagotisJ. Maskiell3$51
Brimham RocksC. WallerD. Lane7$7
4SoundM. MoroneyJ. Kah9$4
5Future ScoreM. CumaniF. Kersley6$5
6Lord BelvedereC. Maher & D. EustaceB. Melham2$6
7AttorneyM. SmithL. Currie8$17
8Princess JenniD. BrideoakeJ. McNeil1$9
9Scarlet DreamM, W & J. HawkesM. Poy4$31

Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of November 11 - 12.51pm

2020 Zipping Classic Tips

Zipping Classic 2020 Best Bet - Sound

He has been a model of consistency this campaign and could finally break through for the deserved win in Australia after narrow defeats in the Bart Cummings and  Hotham Handicap.

The key to his winning hopes is the firm surface, which by all weather reports, there is not much rain around.

Both Persan and Ashrun, the two horses that narrowly defeated him both ran massive races in the Melbourne Cup, beating Avilius who did not stay the trip.

Although for most of the live chances in this race, this is the after thought, he is the one who has the best runs around him on firm ground and the best form leading into a very moderate Group Two event.

Zipping Classic 2020 Next Best Bet - Avilius

Although the firm ground does not sit in his favour, he is by far the best WFA horse in the race, and could well repeat the effort of Southern France in this race last year.

He was huge first-up in the Chelmsford, a race where Cantala winner Yulong Prince came out of, before putting in a flat one second-up.

The second placing in the Hill Stakes behind Kolding, beating Fierce Impact was a good effort before having a very unlucky passage in the Caulfield Cup.

Forget the Melbourne Cup run, he does not run 3200m, but the main query is is this an after thought and does the good ground bring him back to the field?

Zipping Classic 2020 Value Bet - Princess Jenni

This now looks to be  her target race, something that many of these horses connection cannot say as they wanted a Melbourne Cup run.

She was dominant in the Bendigo Cup, although lucky to beat Pondus, she fought hard and proved the mighty mare on the day.

That was over 2400m, the same trip as she gets in this race, and the form has since been franked, with the runner-up since running second in the Queen Elizabeth behind True Self, bringing Caulfield Cup form into the race.

Zipping Classic FAQs

What time is the Zipping Classic?

The Zipping Classic jumps at 4.25pm on Saturday, November 11, 2020 at Sandown racecourse.

How much prize money is the Zipping Classic worth?

The total prize for the Zipping Classic is $250,000, where the winner will receive $150,000.

Where is the Zipping Classic?

The Zipping Classic is at Sandown racecourse, run over 2400m.

Who is the best bet in the Zipping Classic?

We are siding with Sound as our best bet in the Zipping Classic.

How can I live stream the Zipping Classic?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the Zipping Classic.



We are very keen on the top two in betting, so we will be backing Sound to win and having the saver on Avilius.

Best Bet: Sound To Win @ at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Avilius To Win @ at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units

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