Who is the favourite to win the Melbourne Cup?

With 24 horses set to line up on race day – the Melbourne Cup is said to be one of the hardest races to tip – but luckily we have done some of the hard research for you and compiled our Melbourne Cup favourite as well as our top tips for roughies and the all-important trifecta.

Melbourne Cup Favourite 2020

Surprise Baby

#13 | Barrier 7 | Odds $8.00 (as of 2/11)

This is my number one pick for the day, another stayer who was in the race last year but had a rough start however did make up a lot of ground on the straight.

Craig Williams who rode Vow and Declare (last years winner) is on board this year as they want to give it every chance to win. As long as he doesn’t get stuck early I can see Surprise Baby storming home on the straight and winning the race.


Other favourites

  • Anthony Van Dyck (1)
  • Tiger Moth (21)

Read more: Who Will Win Melbourne Cup 2020

Anthony Van Dyck

# 1 | Barrier 3 |Odds $9.50 (as of 2/11)

This horse is the one to beat, drawing barrier 3 and with Hugh Bowman on board what’s not to love.

Wearing the number 1 which last won back in 2005 on the very famous Makybe Diva. This European horse has been in great form and the only knock is that it hasn’t won over this distance before.

Read more: Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tips 2020

Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tips

If you pull off the Melbourne Cup trifecta you will become the number one story amongst friends and family not to mention you will have won a nice amount of money.

Past Melbourne Cup Trifecta Payouts

For each dollar, these were the returns for the trifecta at previous Melbourne Cup’s:

  • 2019: $2,953.40
  • 2018: $2,479.40
  • 2017: $3,025.10
  • 2016: $1,541.30
  • 2015: $26,045.00

Our Melbourne Cup Favourite Trifecta

  • 1st: Surprise Baby (13)
  • 2nd: Prince of Arran (12)
  • 3rd: Anthony Van Dyck (1)

Our Melbourne Cup Boxed Trifecta

  • Surprise Baby (13)
  • Prince of Arran (12)
  • Anthony Van Dyck (1)
  • Russian Camelot (15)
  • The Chosen One (17)
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  • Finche (11)

Read more: Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tips 2020

Melbourne Cup Roughies

Bet small, win big with these Melbourne Cup roughies.

Shorter roughie – Finche

#11 | Barrier 6 | $19 (odd as of 2/11)

He was the favourite last year and was in very good form but only managed 7th.

He has another year of experience under his belt, however, didn’t do well in the Caulfield Cup which is why his odds might be a bit higher and I consider him a top 3 chance with good value.

Big roughie – Steel Prince

#16 | Barrier 21 | $41 (odd as of 2/11)

Out of all the higher odds horses this is the one I think has the best chance.

My favourite jockey Pikey is on board and this horse and is one that can go the distance.

Read more: Melbourne Cup Roughies To Tip 2020

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