Forgot You, ridden by Daniel Moor, just overhauled Commander Harry

Forgot You (outside), ridden by Daniel Moor, just overhauled Commander Harry (Image: Racing Photos)

Forgot You claims Vase

Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young prepared the quinella of the $300,000 Group 2 Drummond Golf Vase (2040m) at The Valley on Saturday as even-money favourite Forgot You defeated $101 outsider Commander Harry by half a head.

Commander Harry settled towards the rear of the field with Forgot You at his heels but Linda Meech drove Commander Harry forward into the contest approaching the 800-metre mark, with Daniel Moor following her move into the race.

Forgot You, as per his past races this campaign, hit a flat spot before the home turn and looked to be in plenty of trouble but sustained his effort, reeling in Commander Harry on the line.

"Forgot You, he always leaves us with our hearts in our mouths and it is good to have two live Derby contenders for next Saturday," Young said.

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Moor has ridden Forgot You at each of his five starts this campaign for three wins, including success in the G2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at The Valley on September 24.

"I was always pretty confident because I know he hits that flat spot," Moor said. "I know that everyone in the world was having a heart attack, but I know he does that.

"Today I was in the clear and had a good lure to chase, today was more preferable to the other times I've ridden him.

"Linda (Meech) does Linda things – she's an amazing rider. She just took the race by the proverbial and took off and even though it helped me, that horse has won a maiden and run second in a Group race here.

"Good riders make things happen and she (Meech) made things happen. Unfortunately for her I just got her."

Forgot You is $3.20 favourite with Sportsbet to win the $2m G1 Penfolds Victoria Derby at Flemington next Saturday. Commander Harry firmed to $41 for the 2500-metre Classic.

Busuttin and Young have saddled up the favourite for an Australian G1 just twice previously, with El Roca finishing second in the 2014 Randwick Guineas and Tagaloa third in the 2021 Australian Guineas.