Melody Belle has opened favourite for the 2020 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on March 7.
Star New Zealand mare Melody Belle is the $8.00 favourite for the 2020 Australian Cup. Trained by Jamie Richards in New Zealand, the five-year-old mare has won 15 races from 26 starts, including the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) two starts ago at Flemington. She was then runner up in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) won by Magic Wand.
Five horses are at $11. They are Arcadia Queen, Avilius, Castelvecchio and Mystic Journey and Te Akau Shark.
Castelvecchio was second in the Cox Plate (2040m) with Te Akau Shark third, Mystic Journey fifth and Avilius seventh.
Finche, Harbour Views, Shared Ambition and Melbourne Cup (3200m) winner Vow And Declare are all at $15 with remaining horses at $26 or larger in the early market.
Melody Belle $8.00
Arcadia Queen $11
Mystic Journey $11
Te Akau Shark $11
Harbour Views $15
Shared Ambition $15
Vow And Declare $15