Sure And Fast set for Wagga return

It will go down as one of his greatest training feats ever, but don't expect Bede Murray to spring another Fernhill Handicap (1600m) surprise on the final day of The Championships.

Three years after nursing Darci Be Good from a 1000-metre maiden win to conquer the Listed mile race at his next start, Murray had entered two babies for this year's renewal.

But the well-performed Sure And Fast will instead be steered towards the rich Inglis bonus race during the Wagga carnival while Chief In Command has already been sent to the paddock.

Chief In Command was some chance to debut over the testing mile on what will be rain-affected Randwick track.

"We really had to nominate for that race three or four weeks ago," Murray said.

"At that stage I was probably going to take that path for Sure And Fast, but thought he's eligible for the [Inglis] bonus [at Wagga] so thought it would be a nice race to win and we'd go the other way.

"Chief In Command won't be back until he's a three-year-old."

Sure And Fast ran well in the Black Opal behind Lucky Raquie and also has form around stakes-winning Bachman.

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