2020 Golden Eagle Betting Odds at Rosehill racecourse

Saturday, 31 October 2020

The Golden Eagle is one of the newest prestige races on the Australian horse racing calendar, although the introduction of this encounter made everyone sit up and take notice in 2019.

Bet On Golden Eagle at Rosehill Racecourse

The Australian race at Rosehill Racecourse is one of the world’s richest races on turf and comes third only behind The Everest at Randwick and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp racecourse. It means that the Golden Eagle race attracts all star talents around the world and the qualifying requirements are strict.

Alligator Blood Hot Favourite to Win Golden Eagle

As you might expect, the 2020 renewal of the Golden Eagle is going to be highly competitive, with the race scheduled to take place on 31 October 2020 and it’s Alligator Blood who currently heads the betting market, with the Australian horse trading at around the 5/1 mark with bet365.

It’s currently hard to make head or tail of the current form considering that a lot of Australian horses haven’t been seen on a racecard for the past few months due to COVID-19, although Alligator Blood is clearly a talented three-year-old who has a string of wins to his name over the past twelve months.

The most recent victory occurred in the Kennedy Australian Guineas where the David Vandyke-trained horse obliged as the 17/10 favourite although it should be noted that this victory occurred on 29 February 2020 and that’s a long time to discover where the horse is still as good as he was.

What was slightly worrying for Alligator Blood-backers was that the horse messed up his lines in the more recent All-Star Mile where the runner finished well down the pecking order although connections are sure to have him firing for this big race.

Catalyst is a New Zealand horse who is very lightly-raced for a four-year-old although the noises coming from the stable is that the Clayton Chipperfield runner could end up performing better than his previous outings suggested. He finished sixth behind Alligator Blood at Flemington and could be open to further improvement.

The History of the Golden Eagle

As mentioned, this is a very modern horse race which only took place for the first time in 2019 so the Australian race card is very much in its infancy as far as this race is concerned. The inaugural Golden Eagle race, which runs at Rosehill Racecourse, was won by a horse called Kolding, with the Chris Waller-trained charge winning the Epsom Handicap before moving on to landing the huge prize in the Golden Eagle.