Geelong Cup 2020

Wednesday October 21, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Geelong Cup form often stacks up in the Melbourne Cup field

The Geelong Cup is a Group 3 feature for stayers held  on a Wednesday in late October days before the premier 2040m Cox Plate during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The Geelong Cup field features stayers possibly coming out of the quick five day back-up out of the Caulfield Cup and heading towards November’s iconic Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) run over the two miles at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

Run at Geelong Racecourse over 2400m the open handicap offers prize money of $400,000 and runs the Wednesday after Caulfield Cup Day, around a fortnight before Melbourne Cup Day, and has done so since 1947. First held back in 1872 when Flying Scud saluted, the Geelong Cup has been run over a host of different distances including originally over the same two miles (3200m) as the Melbourne Cup.

It has held Group 3 status since 2002 and notable Geelong Cup winners in recent years include Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) who all went on to win the ‘race that stops a nation’ saluting in that year’s Melbourne Cup.

More recently the 2019 Geelong Cup winner Prince Of Arran backed-up to run second to Vow And Declare in that year’s Melbourne Cup results.

This year the Geelong Cup ran on Wednesday October 21, 2020 and saw the favourite Steel Prince salute for the punters.  

2020 Geelong Cup Results

The official Geelong Cup 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race takes place on Wednesday October 21, 2020 .

  • 1st: #7 Steel Prince
  • 2nd: #4 Le Don De Vie
  • 3rd: #3 King Of Leogrance

The 2020 Geelong Cup results saw a quinella for Anthony & Sam Freedman whose $3.50 favourite Steel Prince held on narrowly to beat Le Don De Vie and earn a weight penalty that moved him up to No. 25 on the 2020 Melbourne Cup order of entry.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 7 57.5kg $3.50F
2 4 LE DON DE VIE (GB) Anthony & Sam Freedman Ben Melham 0.2L 6 58kg $8
3 3 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 1.45L 3 58kg $8.50
4 2 ASHRUN (FR) Andreas Wohler Craig Williams 1.65L 8 58.5kg $6
5 5 SKYWARD (FR) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young William Pike 2.4L 5 58kg $5
6 10 CREEDENCE Matt Cumani Michael Poy (a) 2.5L 2 55kg $15
7 8 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 5.25L 9 57kg $21
8 1 SAN HUBERTO (IRE) Matt Cumani Damien Oliver 10.25L 1 59kg $26
9 11 ENTENTE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 12.5L 4 55kg $8
6 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller John Allen 0
9 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Geelong Cup Race Info

  • Date: Wednesday October 21, 2020
  • Track: Geelong Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $400,000
  • First Run: 1872

Geelong Cup Betting & Odds

Geelong Cup betting is traditionally led by stayers with form over the distance who are heading into the Melbourne Cup. Internationals have featured prominently in the Geelong Cup odds since the success of French visitors Americain and Dunaden in successive years.

Before the 2019 victory by Prince Of Arran in an all-international Geelong Cup trifecta, Qewy had been the last raider to salute in the Geelong Cup in 2016 and was the second elect to salute, while in 2017 the Michael Moroney-trained import Vengeur Masque broke his maiden status down under winning at Geelong Cup odds of $15 ahead of the short-priced favourite. The following year in 2018 Runaway saluted at similar Geelong Cup odds of $16.

Favourites though do have a good record in the Geelong Cup so check the form on the horses at the top of the markets. Prince Of Arran ($4.20 in 2019) followed by Steel Prince ($3.50 in 2020) are the latest favourites in Geelong Cup betting to salute.

2020 Geelong Cup Odds

The season’s updated Geelong Cup 2020 odds and links to our markets on the key Melbourne Cup form race will be detailed below over the spring so stay tuned for the best Geelong Cup betting offers.

Geelong Cup Tips

Geelong Cup tips are usually dominated by proven staying types that are heading into the Melbourne Cup over 3200m. Classy city horses with form over 2400m or further or that ran solidly in the Caulfield Cup the previous week are a good tip, as are those not weighted too heavily in the handicap showdown.

Any strong international horses contesting the race also make a good Geelong Cup betting tip with the raiders boasting a dominant recent record in the event, as do graduates out of the Herbert Power Stakes roughly a fortnight prior.

2020 Geelong Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Geelong Cup 2020 betting tips and exotic selections will be detailed in full below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the stayers to back and sack in the important spring event.

Geelong Cup Field

The Geelong Cup field is released two days before the race runs on Geelong Cup Day that Wednesday, which is a public holiday in Geelong, with nominations closing the previous week. A host of the season’s premier stayers, both local hopes and interstate raiders, feature in the final Geelong Cup acceptances for the mile and a half handicap that has produced three Melbourne Cup winners since 2002 including the two French-trained winners of the world’s richest handicap.

Plenty of horses in the Geelong Cup field also come out of the previous Saturday’s Caulfield Cup field, while the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) over the same track / distance as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup a week earlier is another good lead-up into the Geelong Cup race.

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Dunaden (2011) was the last horse to complete the Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup double. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

2020 Geelong Cup Field

The official Geelong Cup 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be announced on the Monday of race week and detailed in full below so stay tuned to see what spring stayers make the starting line-up on way to the Melbourne Cup.

Eleven Melbourne Cup hopefuls make-up the 2020 Geelong Cup final field including the German-trained Ashrun leading betting and class import Skyward out to further frank the form around Caulfield Cup runner-up Anthony Van Dyck.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 15138×5138 SAN HUBERTO (IRE) Matt Cumani Damien Oliver 1 59kg 106
2 11853x5x22 ASHRUN (FR) Andreas Wohler Craig Williams 10 58.5kg 105
3 49x211x2x0 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 3 58kg 104
4 1x410x4431 LE DON DE VIE (GB) Anthony & Sam Freedman Ben Melham 8 58kg 104
5 111×4514 SKYWARD (FR) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young William Pike 6 58kg 104
6 x3103x0925 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller John Allen 5 57.5kg 103
7 1x4679x033 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 9 57.5kg 103
8 321023×693 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 11 57kg 102
9 05x532x522 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 7 57kg 102
10 218×016116 CREEDENCE Matt Cumani Michael Poy (a) 2 55kg 98
11 x3113x6511 ENTENTE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 4 55kg 95

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Geeolong Cup Form Guide

The Geelong Cup form guide has all the basic information like the trainers and jockeys of all the runners plus extra details like the lead-up runs, weight and barriers for each starter. Looking for a well-weighted runner that comes out of the Caulfield Cup on the Geelong Cup form guide is important, as is seeking out the in-form international visitors heading towards the Melbourne Cup.

The Geelong Cup form has stacked up plenty of times on the first Tuesday of November in the Melbourne Cup results, so watching the form out of the Group 3 as an early guide to Melbourne Cup betting is crucial for savvy spring punters.

2020 Geelong Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Geelong Cup 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Geelong Cup Results

The Geelong Cup results show the winner and exact finishing order of all the runners plus the winning time and margin, and starting price of all the horses. It can also reveal the value in the upcoming Melbourne Cup betting markets heading into November’s famous Flemington showdown.

Notable recent Geelong Cup winners include Bauer (2008), French raiders Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) who both did the Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup double, and Qewy (2016) who ran fourth in the Melbourne Cup next race before winning the Sandown Cup as the odds-on favourite over the two miles.

Geelong Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Steel Prince Le Don De Vie King Of Leogrance 2:30.3
2019 Prince Of Arran True Self Haky 2:26.8
2018 Runaway Northwest Passage Finche 2:28.4
2017 Vengeur Masque Gallic Chieftain Violate 2:29.3
2016 Qewy Grey Lion Oceanographer 2:28.9
2015 Almoonqith Dandino Manndawi 2:28.9
2014 Caravan Rolls On Marksmanship Like A Carousel 2:31.2
2013 Ibicenco Verdant Moudre 2:35.1
2012 Gatewood Chateau Margaux Brigantin 2:34.1
2011 Dunaden Tanby Bauer 2:30.1
2010 Americain Moudre Exceptionally 2:30.3
2009 Leica Ding Dandaad Sterling Prince 2:27.5
2008 Bauer Moatize Magic Instinct 2.30:1
2007 The Fuzz Zavite Desert Master 2:27.0
2006 Mandela Vanquished Dacs Back 2:28.2
2005 On A Jeune Brave Lancer Men At Work 2:26.7
2004 Pacific Dancer Devastating Diamond Jake 2:26.5
2003 Zazzman Shes Archie Tumeric 2:30.0
2002 Media Puzzle (USA) Requiem Donarch 2:25.9
2001 Karasi (Ire.) Maythehorsebewithu Scrumptious 2:32.0
2000 Savrocca Apache King Bulkhead 2:29.9