A return to form by COMMANDER made the 5-hour journey to Wagga Wagga a fruitful one when he took out the $80,000 Southern Cross Austereo MTC Guineas 3YO Benchmark 74 (1600m). 

The son of Pierro was given the run of the race by Rachel King and did not let connections down as he raced away to capture the win by 1 1/2 lengths.  The gelding had not beaten a runner home at his past two runs at Warwick Farm but a gear change did wonders as he showed an outstanding return to form. 

Congratulations to his owner Mr. Paul Fudge (Waratah Thoroughbreds) on a much deserved win!