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2020 Melbourne Cup tips

The big race is finally here! Check out the team’s 2020 Melbourne Cup tips, brought to you by TopSport.

Trevor Lawson – Professional punter: Melbourne Ratings

#21 Tiger Moth: currently $7.50 with TopSport

“I’ve got Tiger Moth favourite and much shorter than the market. He ran second in the Irish Derby – just beaten – then had a short break and went to Leopardstown and just destroyed them. He rated very highly… the speed was on and he was suited by it, and he powered away. To my eye, Ryan Moore was easing him down. I think he can improve on that. He’s Kerrin McEvoy, who’s got a great record, and a light weight. I think he’ll roll forward and take the barrier out of it. I expect he’ll be backed on race day.”

You can watch Trevor’s full video preview of the race, and get all his Melbourne Cup tips, right here.


Cameron O’Brien – Professional punter: Key Bets / Key Race Insights

#13 Surprise Baby: currently $9 with TopSport

“I’ve got the race quite even but I’ve got him on top. Everything seems right for him. His first-up run at the Valley was good and so was his second-up run. He goes into this third-up, the same as last year when he was arguably beaten by the barrier – his finish was amazing, he was beaten less than a length after being so far back. This year he’s in Barrier 7 and has Craig Williams on. If Williams gets him out nicely and wound up, I don’t see how he’s not in the finish.”

You can hear Cameron’s full runner-by-runner preview and all his Melbourne Cup tips on the Bet Doctor podcast, or read it over at Punters.com.au.


Luke Murrell – Owner / syndicator: Australian Bloodstock

#6 Twilight Payment: currently $21 with TopSport

“From a form point-of-view I wanted to be with Ashrun, but I can’t have him from the gate – it’s just too hard an ask. It’s a bizarre year because there’s not a really obvious standout for mine, If I had to have one bet, it’d probably be Twilight Payment. He maps well, and if he can handle the firm ground I think he’ll take a lot of running down without a lot of pressure next to him.

Listen to Luke’s full runner-by-runner Cup preview and get all his Melbourne Cup tips on the Betting 360 podcast.


Tristan Merlehan – Bookmaker: TopSport

#5 Sir Dragonet: currently $10 with TopSport

“It’s obviously very open this year… I’m with the Cox Plate winner. Master Of Reality and The Chosen One are my value picks.”

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