Melbourne Cup – Price Push Plays

The team at are offering Price Push on the 2020 Melbourne Cup to maximize your winnings. With the best local, import and roughie listed below, the “race that stops a nation” has never looked better!


SURPRISE BABY flew home from the rear in last year’s race to finish less than a length off the winner. Drawn much better in barrier 7 this year and with last year’s winning jockey Craig Williams to ride, the 6yo will sit closer in the run and finish strongly. He has proven he handles the 3200m and connections have targeted this race for the last 12 months. He can make it back-to-back Melbourne Cup wins for the locals.


WARNING has recorded two career wins, both at Flemington including last year’s VRC Derby. He has found the line strongly at both Flemington runs this prep, and was only a length off VERRY ELLEEGANT in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes two starts back. He didn’t handle the tight confines of Caulfield last start and looks a Flemington specialist. The last three winners of the Cup have all been 4yos and carried 53kgs or less. WARNING ticks all the boxes and has drawn well in barrier 8 and is bred to stay all day. He is the best roughie in the race.


TIGER MOTH is the most interesting runner in the race. Master trainer Aidan O’Brien continues to search for his maiden Melbourne Cup win and has been getting closer every year. The beautifully bred TIGER MOTH was placed in the Irish Derby and followed that up with an easy Group 3 win as a short priced favourite. He has carried big weights at home and looks thrown in with 52.5kgs, with multiple Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy to ride. Two of the last three Cup winners have been Northern Hemisphere 3yos on Australia debut. If the race is run at a genuine tempo, he will be hard to hold out.



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