Lord Of The Sky Presses On To Bletchingly Stakes 2015

July 6, 2015

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Lord Of The Sky Presses On To Bletchingly Stakes 2015

Despite a disappointing performance in Melbourne’s Sir John Monash Stakes over the weekend, plans for the Robbie Laing-trained Lord Of The Sky are to press on with 2015 Bletchingly Stakes bid back at Caulfield Racecourse at the end of the month.

Lord Of The Sky (inside)

Lord Of The Sky (inside) will look to atone for a Monash Stakes loss in the 2015 Bletchingly Stakes on July 25. Photo: Steve Hart.

Four-year-old Danerich stallion Lord Of The Sky came off back-to-back Group 1 seconds including most recently in Adelaide’s The Goodwood in mid-May before his title defense in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) on Saturday.

Jumping the short-priced favourite at $2.35, Lord Of The Sky had excuses according to Laing and his hoop on the weekend Damien Oliver in finishing five and a half lengths away seventh behind the upset winner Miss Promiscuity.

Post-run reports from Oliver were that the horse acted unusually edgy in the stalls before jumping awkwardly out of the gates, something Laing hopes won’t be the case again when he is given a second shot at some winter black-type.

“If he jumped cleanly and led to the corner and dropped out and finished there you’d be happy to say, ‘you weak so and so’, but he’s a speed horse who was out the back with a lot of chasing to do,” Laing told Racing Victoria.

“It wasn’t his day. I just hope he pulls up all right so we can come back and have another go.”

Lord Of The Sky will next run at Caulfield on July 25 in the $150,000 Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m), a race this year’s Monash Stakes winning mare Miss Promiscuity is also heading.

“It’s three weeks until the Bletchingly, so all going well with him we’ll bring him back and see what happens,” Laing added.

It has been over a year between wins for Lord Of The Sky whose Monash loss was his 11 straight defeat since winning the same race 12 months ago.

His form over that time however has been far from disappointing and includes a brave fourth behind Chris Waller’s star colt Brazen Beau in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington in March and a second to Chautauqua in Sydney’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in early April.

I Am Invincible three-year-old Brazen Beau meanwhile travelled to the UK running second in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot late last month after his Newmarket Handicap win.

He runs in Europe again in the Group 1 July Cup (1207m) on Sunday July 12 (Australian time) and is the current $3.60 favourite over Muhaarar ($4.20) in the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au to win his final start before retiring to stud back in Australia.

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