Moonee Valley Vase

The Moonee Valley Vase is a Group 2 staying event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.

2021 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: #1 Forgot You
  • 2nd: #12 Commander Harry
  • 3rd: #3 Jungle Magnate



The Moonee Valley Vase is a highly regarded Group 2 race held towards the end of the coveted Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley in late October. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) but there are a host of other quality Group races held at the meeting including the Moonee Valley Vase.

The Moonee Valley Vase is a staying race run over 2040m by three-year-olds at set weights and is worth $300,000 in total prize money. Runners may have previously contested some of the other set weights races for three-year-olds earlier in the carnival including the Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m) on Caulfield Cup Day or Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley in late September.

The Moonee Valley Vase is commonly used as a final preparation race for horses moving on to one of the highlight events of the carnival, the prestigious Group 1  Victoria Derby (2500m) held the following week at Flemington.

Some fillies that contested the Vase may instead choose to run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes also on Derby Day because of its more suitable 2000m distance.

Efficient (2006) was the last horse to complete the Moonee Valley Vase – VRC Derby double.

More recently, the 2018 MV Vase winner Stars of Carrum finished runner-up in the VRC Derby results next start. In 2017 smart filly Aloisia won the Moonee Valley Vase after a Group 1 Thousand Guineas victory at Caulfield.

In 2019 MV Vase winner Soul Patch went on to run third in that year’s Victoria Derby trifecta and the following year’s Group 1 Australian Guineas. The next season, Johnny Get Angry improved on his lead-up third in the Moonee Valley Vase to win the Victoria Derby 2020 at big odds.

The 2021 Moonee Valley Vase took place Ladbrokes on Cox Plate Day – Saturday October 23, 2021 and was narrowly won by the $2 favourite Forgot You.  

Moonee Valley Vase 2021
Date: Saturday October 23, 2021
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1983

2021 Moonee Valley Vase Results

  • 1st: #1 Forgot You ($2)
  • 2nd: #12 Commander Harry
  • 3rd: #3 Jungle Magnate

There was nearly a massive boilover in the Moonee Valley Vase 2021 result with 100/1 shot Commander Harry tearing away to lead a long way out from home before being ground down late by his $2 favourite stablemate Forgot You in a quinella for the Busuttin/Young stable.

Click here to read more on the exciting win by Derby-bound Forgot You in the 2021 Moonee Valley Vase.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 9 57kg $2F
2 12 COMMANDER HARRY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ms Linda Meech 0.2L 3 57kg $101
3 3 JUNGLE MAGNATE (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 1.7L 14 57kg $26
4 2 AKIHIRO Gary Portelli James McDonald 1.9L 6 57kg $11
5 9 SPIRIT OF GAYLARD (NZ) Mitchell Freedman Jordan Childs 2.65L 12 57kg $12
6 4 EL ROCKO John McArdle Jamie Mott 3.15L 7 57kg $61
7 11 SAMARKAND (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Jye McNeil 4.65L 1 57kg $21
8 10 VILLADEN (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 4.85L 5 57kg $7
9 14 BLACKCOMB Danny O’Brien John Allen 7.35L 2 55kg $15
10 6 CHEERFUL MOMENT (NZ) Lindsey Smith Luke Currie 10.6L 10 57kg $21
11 13 ACHIRA Lee & Cherie Curtis Damien Thornton 12.85L 11 55kg $31
12 5 PATTON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 14.6L 13 57kg $41
13 8 ANTONIO GIOVANNI Chris Waller Craig Williams 18.85L 4 57kg $17
14 7 SHARPER Michael Templeton Glen Boss 24.85L 8 57kg $81
15e CAPITAL LEGEND John Sadler Michael Dee 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Moonee Valley Vase Betting Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Vase 2021 odds will be detailed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your top Moonee Valley Vase betting tips at the right price.

Cherry Tortoni ($2.60 in 2020) followed by Forgot You ($2 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Moonee Valley Vase betting to salute.

2021 Moonee Valley Vase Field

The Moonee Valley Vase field attracts a quality line-up of the season’s top three-year-old stayers eyeing a quick back-up in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) the following Saturday at Flemington Racecourse.

Good lead-up races into the Moonee Valley Vase field including the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) for fillies looking to take on the boys, and the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) run a fortnight prior.

The official Moonee Valley Vase 2021 Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2021 Moonee Valley Vase final field features a capacity line-up of three-year-old Derby types led in betting by recent Group 2 Stutt Stakes winner at the track Forgot You approaching odds-on territory.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 388×3116 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 9 57kg 83
2 x571x28125 AKIHIRO Gary Portelli James McDonald 6 57kg 71
3 1×82 JUNGLE MAGNATE (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 15 57kg 68
4 2x738x652 EL ROCKO John McArdle Jamie Mott 7 57kg 61
5 160×58358 PATTON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 13 57kg 60
6 3x5x321823 CHEERFUL MOMENT (NZ) Lindsey Smith Luke Currie 10 57kg 64
7 9×46120 SHARPER Michael Templeton Glen Boss 8 57kg 65
8 2627 ANTONIO GIOVANNI Chris Waller Craig Williams 4 57kg 61
9 5×1 SPIRIT OF GAYLARD (NZ) Mitchell Freedman Jordan Childs 12 57kg 63
10 13 VILLADEN (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 5 57kg 63
11 45×2123 SAMARKAND (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Jye McNeil 1 57kg 64
12 219 COMMANDER HARRY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ms Linda Meech 3 57kg 61
13 43×2010 ACHIRA Lee & Cherie Curtis Damien Thornton 11 55kg 61
14 4×5225 BLACKCOMB Danny O’Brien John Allen 2 55kg 65
15e 7×25 CAPITAL LEGEND John Sadler Michael Dee 14 57kg 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Moonee Valley Vase Nominations

The 2021 Moonee Valley Vase nominations are released on the Monday of Cox Plate week, the full list of early entries for the VRC Derby lead-up to be announced below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 43×2010 ACHIRA F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis 61
2 x571x28125 AKIHIRO C 3 Gary Portelli
3 2627 ANTONIO GIOVANNI C 3 Chris Waller 61
4 724×312 AUDREY GIRL F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
5 32113 BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter 84
6 4×5225 BLACKCOMB F 3 Danny O’Brien
7 83217×944 BLUSHING TYCOON C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 67
8 7×25 CAPITAL LEGEND G 3 John Sadler 61
9 10×760 CELESTIAL FURY (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 64
10 331 CERBERUS C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 72
11 3x5x321823 CHEERFUL MOMENT (NZ) C 3 Lindsey Smith 64
12 219 COMMANDER HARRY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 61
13 2x738x652 EL ROCKO C 3 John McArdle 61
14 388×3116 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 83
15 706×15 HITOTSU C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 76
16 1×82 JUNGLE MAGNATE (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17 160×58358 PATTON C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
18 4×853 PHERE THE EX G 3 Ben & JD Hayes
19 8421811 RHINOCEROS (NZ) C 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne 74
20 45×2123 SAMARKAND (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 64
21 9×46120 SHARPER C 3 Michael Templeton 65
22 5×1 SPIRIT OF GAYLARD (NZ) C 3 Mitchell Freedman 63
23 2231×85 TUTUKAKA (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike 74
24 13 VILLADEN (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Moonee Valley Vase History

First run in 1983, the first Moonee Valley Vase winner was Centaine when it began as a Listed race run over 1600m. A few years later in 1986 the race distance increased dramatically to 2040m. Following that, in 1989 it was elevated to Group 3 status and then in 1997 the Moonee Valley Vase became a prestigious Group 2 event.

Horses that have taken out the Moonee Valley Vase – Victoria Derby double include Efficient (2006), Plastered (2004) and Helenus (2002).

Moonee Valley Vase results since 2000 can be found below.

Moonee Valley Vase Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Forgot You 2 minutes 09.08 seconds
2nd Commander Harry
3rd Jungle Magnate
2020 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Cherry Tortoni 2 minutes 10.34 seconds
2nd Kohekhoe
3rd Johnny Get Angry
2019 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Soul Patch 2 minutes 06.60 seconds
2nd Moonlight Maid
3rd Serious Liaison
2018 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Stars Of Carrum 2 minutes 05.28 seconds
2nd Savoie
3rd Aramayo
2017 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Aloisia 2 minutes 04.24 seconds
2nd Cliff’s Edge
3rd Salsamor
2016 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Sacred Elixir 2 minutes 10.94 seconds
2nd Morvada
3rd So Si Bon
2015 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Jameka 2 minutes 6.4 seconds
2nd Shards
3rd Tarzino
2014 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Moonovermanhattan 2 minutes 6.4 seconds
2nd Atmosphere
3rd Go Indy Go
2013 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Savvy Nature 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd All Rigged Up
3rd Pinstripe Lane
2012 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Super Cool 2 minutes 8.25 seconds
2nd It’s A Dundeel
3rd Viking Star
2011 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Manawanui 2 minutes 7.14 seconds
2nd Collar
3rd Scelto
2010 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Rekindled Interest 2 minutes 7.09 seconds
2nd Lion Tamer
3rd Hollowlea
2009 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Hanks 2 minutes 6.2 seconds
2nd Spacecraft
3rd Viking Legend
2008 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Whobegotyou 2 minutes 5.3 seconds
2nd Buffett
3rd Orca
2007 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Marching 2 minutes 6.5 seconds
2nd Kibbutz
3rd Barbaricus
2006 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Efficient 2 minutes 5.2 seconds
2nd The One
3rd Excites
2005 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Duelled 2 minutes 14.1 seconds
2nd Manton
3rd Benicio
2004 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Plastered 2 minutes 7.6 seconds
2nd Mr Martini
3rd Count Ricardo
2003 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Kempinsky 2 minutes 7.1 seconds
2nd Elvstroem
3rd Lifes A Bounty
2002The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Helenus 2 minutes 8 seconds
2nd Macedon Lady
3rd Wild Heart
2001 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Ustinov 2 minutes 6.3 seconds
2nd Viking Ruler
3rd Pure Theatre
2000 The Moonee Valley Vase 1st Skalato 2 minutes 9.2 seconds
2nd Universal Prince
3rd Sale Of Century

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