Geelong Cup Preview & Tips 2020
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Geelong Cup Preview & Tips 2018
Track: Soft Weather: Fine
Following the scratching of Barry The Baptist there are 15 runners remaining for the $350,000 Bet365 Geelong Cup. Three of the international runners will be having their first start in Australia, five runners had their last start in The Bart Cummings, three in the ATC St Leger Stakes and two in the Cranbourne Cup. Darren Weir has five runners, Chris Waller has three and Waterhouse & Bott have two runners.
The early favourite is British gelding Withhold who is having his first start since winning in the UK over 3269m in June and goes well first-up. Second favourite is Finche who is also having his first start here and won a Group 3 over 2500m in France in August last start. Third favourite is Yogi who chased hard for 3rd in The Bart Cummings last start and has 2 wins over 2500m.
Midterm was less than 2 lengths from the winner when 5th in The Metropolitan. Haripour was 7th in the St Leger on a heavy track after winning 3 races in a row. Casterton is another overseas raider having his first start here. Northwest Passage was 4th in the Bart Cummings and One Foot In Heaven was 2nd in the St Leger. The other runners are currently all at 20 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.