Lord of the Sky will ‘blow them off the park’ if he runs up to best at Caulfield, says jockey Craig Newitt   Leave a comment

Lord of the Sky will ‘blow them off the park’ if he runs up to best at Caulfield, says jockey Craig Newitt

Newitt is the latest jockey to be handed the poison chalice of Lord Of The Sky’s reins.

Lord Of The Sky should have too much for his rivals at Caulfield.

Lord Of The Sky should have too much for his rivals at Caulfield. Source: Getty Images

CRAIG Newitt has offered a tip a growing number of destitute punters might not want to hear — stick with Lord Of The Sky today.

“If he runs up to his best, be blows them off the park, simple as that,’’ Newitt said. “Just lead and win.

“If he runs up to his Newmarket run or T.J. Smith run, it’s all over. The sting out of the track will be perfect too.’’

The brilliant but costly galloper is the $3 fixed odds favourite for the Bletchingly Stakes, despite being winless at his last 11 starts.

He appeared placed to win in the Monash Stakes at Caulfield at his last start — he’d won the race easily the year before — but bungled the start and ran unplaced.

Newitt was aboard Riziz in the gate next to Lord Of The Sky and had a close-up view of the calamity at the start.

“It was his own damned fault but he was going off in the gates. He’s a big, strong bloke and he was really full of himself, getting his head over the stall next to him, that sort of stuff,’’ he said.

“He missed the start and got slammed by (Dwayne) Dunn on the winner Miss Promiscuity and Riziz also copped it.

“It was a 100 per cent forgivable run. It was going to be impossible for him once he stuffed the start up.’’

Newitt said he had been keen to ride notorious Lord Of The Sky “for bloody ages”.

“But he’d been racing in those high class races and I was never going to jump off Lankan Rupee to ride him,’’ he sad.

“To be honest I was surprised Ollie (Damien Oliver) jumped off him to ride Petrology. I’d be surprised if Petrology beat him.’’

Newitt said the key to Lord Of The Sky was to be a “passenger”.

“I’ve never been on his back, but looking from afar I’d say he’s a horse you don’t touch, don’t try to rate,’’ he said.

“If you try rate him and go too slow he’ll muck it up. If you’re a neck in front, five or 10 lengths in front I reckon just kick back and let him roll.

“At the end of the day, though, it’s up to him. If he misses the start again, well he’s probably cactus.’’

Originally published as Lord of the Sky set to fly: Newitt

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Posted July 25, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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