By Glenn Davis
Hong Kong's loss is Desleigh Forster's gain.
That's how the popular Eagle Farm trainer views the situation with her highly talented sprinter I'm Cool who will be shooting for three wins from four starts at Doomben on Saturday.
I'm Cool is owned by Washpool Lodge's Kevin Thomas and his family who paid $30,000 for the son of Falvelon at the 2010 Magic Millions yearling sales in Adelaide.
The four-year-old has returned more than double his purchase price with $70,450 in the bank following his last start second in a Benchmark70 race over 1200 metres at Doomben on August 18.
I'm Cool was under offer to head to Hong Kong following his Maiden victory at Eagle Farm in July but failed a vet test.
Forster is confident of another strong performance from I'm Cool who has drawn barrier three in the Gold Class Cleaning Class Six Handicap (1110m).
"From barrier three he should get a nice sit," Forster said.
"He's up against some seasoned horses but he should get the run of the race.
"He's got no weight on his back with the claim from Kirk Matheson and I think he's a better chaser so he doesn't have to lead."
Forster believes the Thomas' will have a lot of fun with I'm Cool when he returns from a break following Saturday's outing.
"He's a nice horse and this is only his first preparation so he should come back a better horse next campaign," she said.
"I'm tipping him out into the paddock for a month at Washpool Lodge after this race and we'll keep a close eye on him to see when he can return.
"It would be nice to get him back for the Magic Millions but I'll probably run out of time."
Washpool Lodge is arguably Queensland's finest spelling properties after being established by Thomas in 1991.
It specialises in horse breaking and pre-training as well as spelling and agistment.
It's star client was champion mare Black Caviar who was spelled and pre-trained at Washpool Lodge last year by trainer Peter Moody.
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