Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

The Sydney Cup is a possible autumn target for lightly raced import Assign after a front-running win at Caulfield.

Formerly trained by Aidan O’Brien in Ireland before joining prominent owner Lloyd Williams’ team, Assign landed his second-straight Australian win from as many starts this campaign in Saturday’s Listed Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m).



Leading home a stable quinella for trainer Robert Hickmott, Assign was taken to the front by Nick Hall and the jockey increased the pace from the 600m to open a good break into the straight.

Assign defeated stablemate Wexford Town by two lengths with a short half-head to Extra Zero in third.

“These two need to progress through their grades,” part-owner Nick Williams said of autumn plans for Assign and Wexford Town.

“In a dream, you’d like to get Assign to the Sydney Cup.

“It’s pretty tempting to go to the Mornington Cup as well with the free ticket into the Caulfield Cup in the spring, and he’s showing with his win today and his win first-up that he’s progressive.

“He’s a horse we’ll have to have a think where we put him. But I’ll guarantee one thing, he’ll get better as he goes further.”

The Mornington Cup (2400m) is on April 2 with the winner earning a ballot exemption into the Caulfield Cup.

The Group One Sydney Cup (3200m) is at Randwick on April 9.

Williams said Assign, who was having his fourth Australian start on Saturday and ninth of his career, needed a good autumn campaign with a view to the spring.

Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Mystic Journey too good in PB Lawrence Stakes

Trainer Adam Trinder felt a sense of relief after Mystic Journey made a winning return in the PB Lawrence Stakes...

PB Lawrence Stakes results and replay – (Mystic Journey) 2019

View the results and replay for the 2019 PB Lawrence Stakes. The PB Lawrence Stakes was raced at Caulfield racecourse...

Exhilarates returns in style at Caulfield

Exhilarates has completed a feature three-year-old double at Caulfield for Godolphin after unleashing a powerful finish to record a first-up...

Bivouac blitzes rivals in G3 Vain Stakes

Exciting colt Bivouac has made an early-season statement with a dominant win in the Group Three Vain Stakes at Caulfield....

Racing Victoria adjusts $5m All Star Mile conditions

Racing Victoria has tweaked some of the entry conditions for next year’s All-Star Mile. The 2020 $5 million All-Star Mile...

Zoustyle stamps himself on The Everest

Unbeaten Queenslander Zoustyle has stamped himself as a potential Everest contender with a nine length Doomben trial win this morning....

Colic rules Melbourne Cup contender out of spring

UK import Lord Belvedere will miss the this years Spring Racing Carnival after suffering a colic attack late last month....

Crowd favourite Jungle Edge banned from racing

Crowd favourite Jungle Edge has been banned from racing for three months after bleeding from both nostrils at Flemington today....

Jamie Kah lashes out at British racing industry

Group One winning Australian jockey Jamie Kah has hit out at the British racing industry calling it ‘backwards’ in regards...

Group One-winning Sydney trainer banned

Trainer Tim Martin has been disqualified for six months on an improper action charge relating to the purchase of a...

Jockey gets off light for seriously dangerous incident

Boy did the s… hit the fan in South Africa last night. In footage that was shades of the most...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.