I Wish I Win edging closer to autumn return

I Wish I Win will be aimed towards The Everest in the spring over a busy autumn campaign. (Photo by George Sal/Racing Photos)

The connections of star sprinter I Wish I Win are opting for a patient approach with the five-year-old sensation.

Trained by Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman, the talented gelding has been absent from the track since his commendable second-place finish in The Everest (1200m) last October.

This autumn, he has no specific race target, as his entire campaign is geared towards peak condition for another shot at the lucrative slot race in October.

“He’s in good order, he’s probably ready to have his first gallop of the prep next week, been building well, been doing a lot of work on the back track here at Pakenham over the last month or so and he’s coming to hand nicely,” revealed Moody to Racing.com.

“We gave him a nice break because he hadn’t had one since he’d been over here in Australia and he really enjoyed that time away – long, slow build-up.

“When and where we kick him off, I’m not sure, but that’s the beauty of owning and managing them yourself, you can make those decisions and have no outside pressure.

“Haven’t even mapped anything out, the William Reid is towards the end of March, the TJ. Smith is early April – plenty of races for him, so we’ll just let him guide a path.

“That’s his sole target, whether he has two, three, four runs, whatever between now and then, the Everest – we want to be there in October.”

I Wish I Win holds the third line of betting with horse racing bookmakers for The Everest as a quote of +700.

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