Darley stallion Commands is enjoying a hugely profitable run of success of late and Saturday's Group II Hill Stakes (2000m) winner Lamasery continued the haul to the delight of punters at Royal Randwick.
Skilfully ridden by Peter Robl, Lamasery overcame traffic problems to ward off a stubborn Mourayan, with Lights Of Heaven making a pleasing return to form in third.
"I had Nash (Rawiller on Class Is Class) on my outside so I knew it wasn't going to be easy to get out," Robl said.
"Once he got clear he sprinted quicker than the rest. He got a bit tired late but that's only his third run this prep and it was 2000 metres."
Winning trainer David Vandyke said Lamasery would head to the Group I Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) at Randwick on October 6.
"That's his next goal. He finished third in the race last year and didn't have the best of luck," he said.
"He's got a great turn of foot and he showed that today when he went from back along the fence to challenging for the lead while the others were still getting going."
It was the fourth stakes success for Lamasery moving his overall record to 11 wins, 2 seconds and3 thirds from 21 starts for earnings of $610,450.
Bred by Woodlands Stud, Lamasery is the second foal of the unraced Quest For Fame mare Verse, a half-sister to Group 1 winner Anthems and the Listed winner Vocalist the dam of triple Group 1 winner Yell.
Verse was consigned by darley to the 2010 Magic MillionsNational Broodmare sale where she made $30,000. The Hard Spun colt she was carrying at the time was purchased by Greg Eurell for $80,000 at this year's Magic Millions Yearling sale.
Now owned by Yarrandale Stud, Verse has a yearling colt by De Troy (ARG) before missing to War Chant last year.