Savabeel 4YO makes Australian wish come true
I Wish I Win launched his Group 1 spring campaign in outstanding fashion on Saturday afternoon at Caulfield where he demolished a competitive line-up over 1400 metres in his Australian debut.
The handsome son of Savabeel raced right up to his looks and, with rider Jamie Kah sporting the Waikato Stud colours, the four-year-old effortlessly justified his favouritism.
I Wish I Win was a dual winner for former Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards and finished runner-up in the G1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce S. and third in last season’s G1 Levin Classic.
He subsequently relocated to the Pakenham-based operation of Peter Moody, who now shares in the ownership with Waikato Stud’s Mark Chittick.
“He’s a horse who came to us with great form in New Zealand where he had been very well educated and we are lucky enough to take the reins now,” Moody’s assistant trainer Katherine Coleman said.
“He trialled up very well and his work at home had been fantastic so it’s lovely to see him come here and give that performance, we expected that of him.
“He will head toward the Toorak H. now and we’ll now pick a path to get him there.”
I Wish I Win was caught three wide early before he settled in seventh spot one off the fence and improved near the home bend before bolting clear in the straight to win by 4l.
“I just love getting on the Peter Moody runners, they are so well presented and mannered and he’s just a push button ride with the right temperament and attitude,” Kah said.
“He didn’t have a lot of early speed even though there was a lot of pressure in the race. I was happy to be where I was and further won’t bother this horse at all.
“You don’t really know what’s underneath you and he gave me a nice enough feel and when I did push the button and he just extended away and had plenty left in the tank.”
I Wish I Win is a half-brother to G3 Premier’s Cup winner Another Dollar with their dam the Pins mare Make A Wish, who foaled an Ocean Park colt last year before visiting Super Seth.
She is a half-sister to the winner and G1 NZ 1000 Guineas runner-up Ambitious, who has produced the G3 Gloaming S. winner and G1 Australian Guineas second Strike The Stars.
Make A Wish is a daughter of the dual G3 winner and G1 placegetter Starcent and the family of the dual Group 1 winner Sacred Star and the G1 Livamol Classic winner Savvy Yong Blonk.
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