Horse name: Assign

Age: 6

Sex: Gelding

Trainer: Robert Hickmott

Owner: Team Williams

Country: Ireland->Australia

Attempt?: Hopeful

Handicap: 53kgs

Formline: Spring

Distance Query?: Yes

Path?: Spring

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Notes: Another light-raced stayer – finished 19th in last year’s Melbourne Cup from barrier 22 after winning the 2016 Herbert Power. Jockey last year thought he’d come to the end of his prep rather than truly struggled. Won a 2000m G3 in autumn to help his claims this year.

Was nowhere near them first-up in the Heatherlie, then was 7L off them in the Coongy Cup to be second last. Nominated for the Geelong Cup as well but that seems unlikely. Second-last twice ain’t good form. If he doesn’t improve dramatically he’s in major doubt.