Lord Of The Sky Out of Spring Carnival

July 27, 2015

Lord Of The Sky Out of Spring Carnival

Trainer Robbie Laing has confirmed two-time Group 1 runner-up Lord Of The Sky will miss the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival after suffering and tendon injury during the running of the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield over the weekend.

Lord Of The Sky will miss the 2015 Spring Carnival after suffering a tendon injury. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Lord Of The Sky will miss the 2015 Spring Carnival after suffering a tendon injury. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Lord Of The Sky was installed as clear favourite in Bletchingly Stakes betting markets in the hours leading up to jump despite having been unable to return to the winner’s circle for more than 12 months, and while jumping well and maintain a strong lead over the back straight and rounding the bend, was unable to produce anything of a final straight sprint; fading for a distant last.

Having initially feared the worst, Laing confirmed the talented son of Danerich suffered a tendon tear in the late stages of the Bletchingly Stakes – all but ending his chances of chasing a maiden Group 1 success during the 2015 Spring Carnival.

“(Saturday night) his off-front from his knee down to his fetlock joint blew up like a football,” Laing told Racing Ahead.

“It looked like a bowed tendon to me.

“There’s a very slight tear up in under his knee, which must have let go a lot of fluid after injuring it.

“It doesn’t look like it’s the end of the road.

“He’s on anti-inflammatories and bandaged and he’ll be restricted to just walking exercises for a couple of months at least.

“I can envision him doing beach work in January/February – we’ll have a good gauge on him then whether to continue on or whether he’ll need longer.”

Lord Of The Sky stamped his claims as one to watch from his first campaign through the 2013 winter but did not break through for a black type win until a dominant, near five-length win in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) in July last year.

Unable to handle the late going when eleventh in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) on February 28th this year, Lord Of The Sky responded well in placing a credible fourth in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) before finishing second in each of the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) in succession.

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