After a bit of treading water last week (I was down 1.4 units on the day), we head to Rosehill this Saturday for a bit of a middling meeting.
The 2020 Melbourne Cup has been won and run at Flemington, with Twilight Payment leading all the way to take home the famous race.
Tiger Moth came in second, Prince Of Arran finished in the places for the third year in a row, running third, while The Chosen One came fourth.
Avilius was the final horse to finish the race, but there were two who didn’t pass the post at all. King Of Leogrance was a raceday scratching, and unfortunately the race was marred with tragedy as Anthony Van Dyck pulled up lame with 400m metres to go and had to be euthanised.
Here is the complete finishing order for the 2020 Melbourne Cup.
|1st||6||12||Twilight Payment (IRE)||$4,400,000||3:17.34||Joseph O’Brien||Jye McNeil|
|2nd||21||23||Tiger Moth (IRE)||$1,100,000||0.4L||Aidan O’Brien||Kerrin McEvoy|
|3rd||12||1||Prince of Arran (GBR)||$550,000||0.6L||Charlie Fellowes||Jamie Kah|
|4th||17||5||The Chosen One (NZ)||$350,000||2.35L||Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman||Daniel Stackhouse|
|5th||24||20||Persan||$230,000||2.45L||Danny O’Brien||Michael Dee|
|6th||5||14||Sir Dragonet (IRE)||$160,000||3.45L||Ciaron Maher and David Eustace||Glenn Boss|
|7th||7||15||Verry Elleegant (NZ)||$160,000||3.85L||Chris Waller||Mark Zahra|
|8th||15||16||Russian Camelot (IRE)||$160,000||3.95L||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver|
|9th||11||6||Finche (GBR)||$160,000||4.7L||Chris Waller||James McDonald|
|10th||18||24||Ashrun (FRA)||$160,000||4.8L||Andreas Wohler||Declan Bates|
|11th||22||17||Oceanex (NZ)||N/A||5.55L||Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr.||Dean Yendall|
|12th||19||8||Warning||N/A||6.8L||Anthony and Sam Freedman||Luke Currie|
|13th||13||7||Surprise Baby (NZ)||N/A||8.8L||Paul Preusker||Craig Williams|
|14th||23||13||Miami Bound (NZ)||N/A||10.55L||Ciaron Maher and David Eustace||Daniel Moor|
|15th||4||11||Master of Reality (IRE)||N/A||10.75L||Joseph O’Brien||Ben Melham|
|16th||16||21||Streel Prince (IRE)||N/A||10.95L||Anthony and Sam Freedman||Willie Pike|
|17th||20||22||Etah James (NZ)||N/A||12.7L||Ciaron Maher and David Eustace||Billy Egan|
|18th||3||4||Vow And Declare||N/A||13.95L||Danny O’Brien||Jamie Mott|
|19th||8||2||Mustajeer (GBR)||N/A||14.95L||Kris Lees||Michael Rodd|
|20th||9||9||Stratum Albion (GBR)||N/A||17.95L||Willie Mullins||Jordan Childs|
|21st||10||19||Dashing Willoughby (GBR)||N/A||19.2L||Andrew Balding||Michael Walker|
|22nd||2||10||Avilius (GBR)||N/A||20.95L||James Cummings||John Allen|
|FF||1||3||Anthony Van Dyck (IRE)||N/A||N/A||Aidan O’Brien||Hugh Bowman|