One TAB punter has placed $20,000 at $8.50 on Anthony Van Dyck to win tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
The TAB customer in question will make a $150,000 profit if the Aidan O’Brien-trained horse can improve on his runner-up finish to Verry Elleegant in the Caulfield Cup on October 17.
The $20,000 wager on Anthony Van Dyck to win the race that stops a nation in 2020 is the second-biggest bet at TAB on the Melbourne Cup 2020.
Yesterday, one punter bet $20,000 the win and $5000 the place at $13/$4 on Russian Camelot, which would result in a $280,000 collect if the Danny O’Brien-trained horse won.
“Tomorrow’s Melbourne Cup is one of the most open editions in history and Anthony Van Dyck is one of five gallopers that could be favourite when the barriers open,” TAB’s Adam Hamilton said.
“Tiger Moth is the current favourite at $8 ahead of Anthony Van Dyck ($8.50), Surprise Baby ($9), Prince Of Arran ($10) and Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet ($11).”
Punters are also rallying around two of the best stories in the race and they are Surprise Baby and Prince of Arran.
“Surprise Baby, the bush horse trained in Horsham by Paul Preusker, is taking on all the glamour internationals and is really solid at $9, and may even press for favouritism,” Hamilton said.
“Prince Of Arran ($10) has Jamie Kah aboard and she is looking to become only the second female jockey to ride a Melbourne Cup winner.”
The outsiders that have firmed significantly since Saturday night’s barrier draw are Master Of Reality ($26 to $19) and Persan ($51 to $31).
Melbourne Cup TIPS 📝: View our TIPS and BETS for the Melbourne Cup
$8 Tiger Moth
$8.50 Anthony Van Dyck
$9 Surprise Baby
$10 Prince Of Arran
$11 Sir Dragonet
$13 Russian Camelot
$19 Master Of Reality
$26 Twilight Payment
$31 The Chosen One
$34 Steel Prince
$41 Vow And Declare
King Of Leogrance
$81 Etah James
Location of Melbourne Cup winner
$1.75 Australian trained
$2.10 Internationally trained
Result paid according to Racing Australia information
O’Brien to train the Melbourne Cup winner
$2.15 Aidan, Danny or Joseph will train the winner
Aidan O’Brien trains Anthony Van Dyck and Tiger Moth
Danny O’Brien trains Vow And Declare, King Of Leogrance, Russian Camelot and Miami Bound
Joseph O’Brien trains Master Of Reality and Twilight Payment
Chris Waller to train the Melbourne Cup winner
$7 Yes he will
Waller trains Verry Elleegant and Finche
Female horse or female jockey wins Melbourne Cup
$4.20 Yes that it occurs
Female horses are Verry Elleegant, Etah James, Oceanex and Miami Bound
Jamie Kah is riding Prince Of Arran
Biggest potential collects on the Melbourne Cup
$20,000 the win / $5000 the place @ $13/$4 on Russian Camelot [collect $280,000] Final Field
$4000 @ $51 on Ashrun to win [collect $204,000] All In
$20,000 @ $8.50 on Anthony Van Dyck to win [collect $170,000] Final Field
$1000 the win / $2000 the place @ $101/$26 on Mustajeer [collect $153,000] All In ** two separate bets **
$2000 each-way @ $51/$13.50 on Miami Bound [collect $129,000] All In
$1200 @ $101 on Mustajeer to win [collect $121,200] Final Field
$1000 the win / $2500 the place @ $67/$17.50 on Mustajeer [collect $110,750] All In
$2000 the win / $500 the place @ $51/$13.50 on King Of Leogrance [collect $108,750] All In
$3000 @ $34 on Miami Bound to win [collect $102,000] All In
$2000 @ $51 on Steel Prince to win [collect $102,000] All In
$2000 @ $51 on King Of Leogrance to win [collect $102,000] All In
$1000 @ $101 on Etah James to win [collect $101,000] Final Field
$400 each-way @ $201/$51 on Etah James [collect $100,800] All In
$2000 each-way @ $34/$9.25 on Ashrun [collect $86,500] All In
$2500 @ $34 on Twilight Payment to win [collect $85,000] All In
$7000 each-way @ $9/$3 on Sir Dragonet [collect $84,000] All In
$9300 @ $8.50 on Tiger Moth to win [collect $79,050] Final Field
$3000 the win / $2000 the place @ $21/$6 on Finche [collect $75,000] All In
$5400 @ $13 on Russian Camelot to win [collect $70,200] Final Field
$2000 @ $34 on Miami Bound to win [collect $68,000] All In