Champion trainer Peter Moody has confirmed that stable star I Wish I Win will be targeted towards the 2024 Everest.
After a somewhat luckless runners-up run in the race in October, Moody and his co-trainer Kath Coleman will be chasing redemption in the spring of next year.
Outlining his plans on SENTrack’s Giddy Up, Moody says they’ll bypass the All-Star Mile in the autumn to ensure he’s had enough work put into him at the shorter trips for the $20m Everest on October 12.
“He’s in good order and is just about ready to return to training for an autumn campaign that will ultimately be aimed towards the 2024 Everest again,” Moody said.
“He’s a horse that doesn’t have leg issues as such but his physical makeup probably doesn’t allow himself to a lot of hard and tough racing so we’re mindful of that and we want to look after him and make sure we’ve got him for a few years.
“Patience is the least used commodity in this industry but fortunate enough where Mark Chittick and I own and train this horse together so we can listen to our own advice and no one else’s.
“He won’t be ready for the All-Star Mile so he’ll go down the sprinting path again.”