Melbourne Cup tips and odds to help you pick the Melbourne Cup 2020 winner.

Race day is nearly upon us so that means we need to cram years of horse racing information into a couple of days, hours or even minutes for those last-second bets with the hopes of picking the 2020 Melbourne Cup winner.

It’s the race that stops a nation, and no doubt if there is ever a day you will bet on a race, more than likely it’s in the Melbourne Cup.

Spoiler alert though the Melbourne Cup is actually one of the hardest races to pick a winner – luckily we are in some recent form after picking the winner in 2018 and the boxed trifecta. So that at least gives us some credit.

So the pressure is on us for 2020 after a not so great showing in 2019, but none the less we are feeling confident with our top Melbourne Cup tips below.

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Who will win the 2020 Melbourne Cup?

In order below are our favourites to win with the So Perth team backing in Surprise Baby to win the Melbourne Cup 2020.

Surprise Baby

#13 | Barrier 7 | Odds $8.50 (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.

Anthony Van Dyck

# 1 | Barrier 3 |Odds $9.00 (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.

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Tiger Moth

#21 | Barrier 23 | Odds $6.50 (as of 2/11)

We have to talk about Tiger Moth as it was the clear choice before the barrier draw.

Great trainer, great jockey and was going to be the clear choice for the day until the barrier draw.

Barrier 23 is the only thing knocking this horse as it will need an awful lot to go right to win from there.

No one has done in since Van Der Hum in 1976, but in a year like 2020 anything can happen.

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