Forgot You has appreciated a rise in distance and a fast pace in breaking through for his maiden victory at The Valley.
Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young Young made the right decision in electing to bypass a maiden race at Cranbourne on Thursday in favour of Saturday’s PFD Food Services Handicap (1500m).
Nearing the hometurn they were thinking they may have been better off heading to Cranbourne, but in the straight Forgot You ($5) powered home under the urgings on Daniel Moor to score a three-quarter length win from the $2.70 favourite Sandy Prince.
Forgot You was one of three runners Busuttin and Young saddled up – Benczkowski (6th) and Shadow Hawk (7th) – and Young said she was surprised to see the trio struggling for pace early in the race.
“But he (Forgot You) had amazing acceleration,” Young said.
Young said the team and Moor would sit down and work out the best plan of attack.
“We’ve got him nommed for the Guineas and the Derby so where we go from here, we’ll weigh it up.” Young said.
“He could go to the Derby Trial, or we could bring him back and go for the Guineas Prelude, so we’ll just see what Daniel seems to think, but obviously he got the job done nicely today.
“He’s a really nice horse going forward.”
Moor said Forgot You showed with his victory on Saturday that he is a serious contender for the major spring three-year-old races.
“I thought he’d get up to the real classic trips, the Derby, 1800 metres and races like that, but there’s a bit of water to go under the bridge,” Moor said.
“I was really impressed today that he switched off.”