ROBBIE Laing rates Lord Of The Sky, who romped away with Wednesday’s Guinot International Handicap, the fastest horse he’s trained in more than 20 years, reports Racing Network. Laing noted that he trained Mr Cube, a former West Australian, which he said broke the Flemington 1100 metre three times in the early 1990s.

Mr Cube ran 1:2.3 for the 1100 metres and finished fifth behind Schillaci in the 1992 Oakleigh Palte, a race that he’s targeted with Lord Of The Sky.


Laing said that the colt would run in either the Listed WJ Adams Stakes (1000 m) at Caulfield on February 1 or the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100 m) at the same track a week later.


He said from there Lord Of The Sky, which posted an unextended six and a half length win, would progress to the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100 m) at Caulfield on February 22.


Laing said he thought if the track rating today moved into the fast category that Lord Of The Sky would have a chance of breaking the 1000 metre track record.


“But, he went around the outside fence and still ran 57.1 seconds,” Laing said.


“He ran his last 600 metres in 44.1 seconds - he can gallop.


“He can run 11 seconds (for a furlong) any day you want him and he’ll run 10 and something when he learns.


“He’s still a bit on the light side, but he’s top class.”