Horse name: Aloft

Age: 5

Sex: Gelding

Trainer: Robert Hickmott

Owner: Team Williams

Country: Australian

Attempt?: Hopeful

Our handicap: 50kgs

Formline: Nursery Hcp

Distance Query?: No – Queen’s Vase winner over two miles

Path?: JRA Cup -> Cox Plate/Metrop

Likes wet?: No

Notes: Won a race in the winter that Almandin competed in last year and was set this sprint to work his way through the grades as a lightweight hope for Team Williams. Won first-up and then was third to Almandin in the JRA Cup, although a mile back.

Was given 51.5kgs by the handicapper which looks about right. Given he’s #57 in the current order of entry, he’ll need a penalty or two to make the field.