Speed machine reaches for the Sky

Lord Of The Sky set up some lucrative spring assignments after a resounding victory at Caulfield on Saturday.

The Danerich colt was beaten first-up at Flemington on Anzac Day but returned to form with a dazzling display of speed in the Taralye Listen Learn Speak Plate (1000m).

“He’s a very promising colt and I was shocked when he got beat last time,” trainer Robbie Laing admitted.  “But the vets found he had a throat infection so that explained it.

“We will give him one more run in three year-old company before a spell because the money’s too good to pass up.  He can come back for races like the Monash Stakes and Bletchingly Stakes.”

Lord Of The Sky (3c Danerich – Princess Abassi by Abassi) won a juvenile race at Caulfield on Monash Stakes day last year in 58.16s for 1000 metres.  He bettered that time on Saturday when stopping the clock at 57.01s.

Connections turned down a half-million dollar offer from Hong Kong earlier this season and that decision will pay dividends when he returns as a fully matured four year-old.

Laing prepared his sire Danerich to a Group 3 victory at Caulfield in the 2005 McNeil Stakes.  He also bred Lord Of The Sky who is the only foal to race from Flemington winner Princess Abassi.

Danerich (Danehill) is based at Rangal Park and stood for an $8,800 (inc gst) service fee at the Euroa stud last year.