The John Moore-trained Sunny Fay has been an enigmatic character


The John Moore-trained Sunny Fay has been an enigmatic character throughout his career, but he can return to his best in the St George's Challenge Cup (1,200m) at Happy Valley tonight.

At different times, Sunny Fay (Weichong Marwing) has looked like he should be in a better grade of race than Class Three and that was the case two starts back over this course in January.

Sunny Fay carried weight and cruised along in midfield for Tom Queally before unleashing a big finishing section to win a similar event in convincing fashion.

The five-year-old then had a two-month break before tackling the all-weather surface in March and finishing well back behind Shahjee.

It may have been the break between runs, it may have been the surface - where Sunny Fay has never produced his best form - but he is likely to improve sharply on that tonight, back to the scene of his big victory and drawn in gate one.

With a number of runners going forward early, that should allow Sunny Fay to camp behind them on the rail before getting over the top of the speed horses in the final 100m if he can bring his A-game.