Tcsh if statement problem

I have this code in my tcsh script:
set i=(pgrep startlotj | wc -l)
if ( "$i" > "1" ) exit 0

It's purpose is to kill the new instance of startlotj if there is already one running. However, I get this error: "if: Expression Syntax."
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ozoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
did you mean
set i=`pgrep startlotj | wc -l`
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