Third Time Lucky for Prince of Arran in 2020 Melbourne Cup?

Mon 2nd November 2020

Two-time Melbourne Cup placegetter Prince Of Arran is lining up in the Melbourne Cup for the third time, with connections hoping it’s a case of third time the charm for the talented stayer.

The Charlie Fellowes trained galloper was second in 2019 and third in 2018, and travelling foreman Aled Beech is hoping that 2020 is the year they can break through.

Beech has been in quarantine after landing in Sydney and then heading to Melbourne to be with Prince Of Arran ahead of Tuesday’s $8 million contest.

“It’d make it so worth it,” Beech said of breaking through and winning the Melbourne Cup this year.

“It wasn’t easy getting over. If we could win it would be incredible.

“You think about it (winning) over and over in your head. You’ve got a lot to think about when you’re in a hotel room for two weeks.

“It would be nice if it came true.”

Prince Of Arran has drawn the inside barrier this year, after drawing some awkward gates in previous years, and Beech is pleased with the draw.

“Happy enough,” Beech said regarding drawing barrier one.

“It’s much better than drawing out wide like we have the previous few years. It just gives Jamie more options and makes her life easier.”

Prince Of Arran is currently an $11 chance in the 2020 Melbourne Cup.

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*Odds accurate at time of posting article.

1Anthony Van Dyck (3)J: Hugh Bowman 58.5kg T: A O’brien$9.00$3.00
2Avilius (10)J: John Allen 57kg T: James Cummings$41.00$10.00
3Vow And Declare (4)J: Jamie Mott 57kg T: D T O’brien$51.00$12.00
4Master Of Reality (11)J: Ben Melham 56kg T: Joseph O’brien$20.00$6.00
5Sir Dragonet (14)J: Glen Boss 55.5kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$11.00$3.50
6Twilight Payment (12)J: Jye Mcneil 55.5kg T: Joseph O’brien$21.00$6.00
7Verry Elleegant (15)J: Mark Zahra 55.5kg T: C J Waller$12.00$3.80
8Mustajeer (2)J: Michael Rodd 55kg T: K A Lees$81.00$19.00
9Stratum Albion (9)J: Jordan Childs 55kg T: W P Mullins$41.00$10.00
10Dashing Willoughby (19)J: Michael Walker 54.5kg T: Andrew Balding$81.00$19.00
11Finche (6)J: James Mcdonald 54.5kg T: C J Waller$17.00$5.00
12Prince Of Arran (1)J: Jamie Kah 54.5kg T: Charlie Fellowes$10.00$3.30
13Surprise Baby (7)J: Craig Williams 54.5kg T: P A Preusker$9.00$3.00
14King Of Leogrance (18)J: Damian Lane 53.5kg T: D T O’brien$51.00$12.00
15Russian Camelot (16)J: Damien Oliver 53.5kg T: D T O’brien$13.00$4.00
16Steel Prince (21)J: William Pike 53.5kg T: A & S Freedman$41.00$10.00
17The Chosen One (5)J: Daniel Stackhouse 53.5kg T: M Baker & A Forsman$34.00$8.50
18Ashrun (24)J: Declan Bates 53kg T: Andreas Wohler$21.00$6.00
19Warning (8)J: Luke Currie 53kg T: A & S Freedman$41.00$10.00
20Etah James (22)J: Billy Egan 52.5kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$101.00$26.00
21Tiger Moth (23)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 52.5kg T: A O’brien$8.00$2.80
22Oceanex (17)J: Dean Yendall 51.5kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr$71.00$19.00
23Miami Bound (13)J: Daniel Moor 51kg T: D T O’brien$41.00$10.00
24Persan (20)J: Michael Dee 51kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$31.00$8.00


From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.