Daily News Archive
Daily News Subscription
Injury Explains Lord Of The Sky Poor Form
Talented sprinter Lord Of The Sky will be rested for at least two months due to a shoulder injury, reports horseracing.com.au. The injury was detected following the sprinter's two recent failures as an odds-on favourite in the Gr3 Bletchingly Stakes and a 1000m handicap at Moonee Valley last Saturday. Trainer Robbie Laing had the colt thoroughly examined by his vet who found a tear in his off-front shoulder muscle. "The vet said before I do the ECG do you know he has badly torn a muscle in his shoulder and I said 'no and I didn't have any idea'," Laing told the Herald Sun. "He pulled up panting after the race, like a pain blow and I thought he'd gone shin sore again but he hadn't." The Cranbourne trainer is confident there will be no long-term damage. "He needs rest and he'll come back as good as ever," Laing added. "He'll have to give him the rest of August and even the all of September out. He is only a young horse."