Yulong Command, ridden by Matthew Cartwright, wins at The Valley (Image: Racing Photos)

Yulong Command, ridden by Matthew Cartwright, wins at The Valley (Image: Racing Photos)

Command flies at The Valley

The Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained Yulong Command enhanced his reputation as possibly the quickest horse in the land from the barriers after proving too hard to catch in the $130,000 Ladbrokes Fast Withdrawal (1000m) at The Valley on Saturday.

Both stable representative Dara O’Meachir and rider Matthew Cartwright made note of the four-year-old’s rare ability to consistently leave the gates quicker than his rivals.

"He’s certainly an exciting horse to watch," O’Meachir said following his victory in the benchmark 78 handicap.

"He wears his heart on his sleeve and there are not many horses that can lead him over that sort of trip, there are not too many horses in Australia that can go with him early - it was a good win."

Cartwright, who made it a running double after his win on Swelter Magic, said: "This horse is lightning out of the gates, pretty much just catch and hold on to him."

Punters cheered Yulong Command out of the gates as he started the $2.50 favourite and he had three quarters of a length margin on the line over the fast-finishing The Last Napolean ($8) with outsider Music Addition ($41) two and a quarter lengths away in third.

WATCH: Yulong Command wins at The Valley

The victory was Yulong Command's fifth from just 17 starts for more than $436,000 in stakes and Cartwright said better things lay ahead.

"The way he’s going I can’t see why he couldn’t step up a grade," he said of the stakes placegetter by Written Tycoon.

"It was a pretty soft win today, especially around Moonee Valley, and he might be able to pick up a stakes race."

The victory brought up a double for the Anthony and Sam Freedman yard following the opening race victory of Unflinching. The two wins continued a purple patch for the Freedman yard with by registering the stable’s 10th win over the past 10 days.

The Freedman stable is currently in second place on the Melbourne trainers' premiership with 24 wins behind Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace (51 wins) and their 59 wins in Victoria overall has them placed just behind Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr (60 wins) in third position.