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Evan Williams

Evan Williams is thinking a return to racecourse action might be just what William's Wishes needs to spark him back into life after 21 months on the sidelines.

The seven-year-old has been off the track since taking his 100% record to three at Hereford in January 2011, but he has been back in training for some time.

However, his work at Williams' Llancarfan stables has not been encouraging, so the trainer decided not to declare him for the paddypower.com Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on Friday.

"He schooled badly. His work is always bad, which makes it difficult, and his schooling has been as bad as his work recently," said Williams.

"He's sound, but I'm not getting enthusiastic about whether I've got the horse in the same form I had him when he was looking like a progressive young jumper.

"We'll keep chipping away and see what happens, but he jumped badly this morning, so we didn't declare him."

The trainer will now see how the horse is ahead of his next possible target, the Carey Group Handicap Chase, over two miles and a furlong at Ascot on Saturday week.

"The horse has been in a long time and been doing an awful lot of work," said Williams.

"I have to run him somewhere. There's nothing wrong with the horse, he's just working badly and schooling badly. I'm half tempted just to run him.

"If he's fresh and well next week, I might run him at Ascot because I've got to start, but I wouldn't say I'm overly optimistic with the way he's going."

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