Moody wishes for more gold at Karaka

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  • January 31, 2023
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Trainer Peter Moody is hoping he is on a path to more riches after purchasing his A$10 million Golden Eagle (1500) victor I Wish I Win’s half-brother at Karaka on Monday.

I Wish I Win is raced by Waikato Stud, and Moody made a beeline for the farm’s barn at Karaka and was impressed with what he saw in lot 328, the Ocean Park half-brother to his millionaire galloper, and went to $375,000 to secure him for his Pakenham operation.

“I was probably entitled to do it after I was gifted I Wish I Win,” Moody said.

“Aside from that, he is a bloody nice horse, the mare’s a great producer. I had Another Dollar at the backend of her career for Yulong and then I happened across I Wish I Win.

“This bloke is pretty typical of the family, he’ll take a bit of time and I wouldn’t think we’ll see him at the races until well into his three-year-old season, so we’ll probably leave him over here for a few months to grow out.

“We’ve just got to go home and find some mums and dads for him now.”

Being a sibling to I Wish I Win, Moody doesn’t believe it will take long to sell down the colt.

“I Wish I Win is a great-bodied horse and it’s no secret that he was born with poorly conformed legs and he still carries that a bit today, but he races unbelievably and sound,” Moody said.

“This horse is correct, he vetted out very well. The Ocean Park side probably leans to him not having as much physical bulk as I Wish I Win but given time he will improve as he gets older and I look forward to having him in the yard.”

While the Ocean Park colt may be a few years away from racing, Moody is excited about the next few months with his sibling I Wish I Win.

“He will poke down to Cranbourne next Monday or Tuesday for just a soft 800m trial and he’ll go to the Lightning (Gr.1, 1000m) and the Newmarket (Gr.1, 1200m) and we’ll let the horse’s form dictate where to from there, but he’ll have an increase in distance, no doubt, on the back of that,” Moody said.

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