Over The Sky scores at Pakenham

Over The Sky scores at Pakenham14 Jun 2020

Tavistock colt Over The Sky looks to have a promising future after impressing with his maiden victory over 1600m at Pakenham on Monday.

It was just the second start for the three-year-old, after running third on debut, and trainers Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr believe he has a bright future.

“We thought Mark (Zahra, jockey) gave him the perfect ride,” Kent said. “They got into a lovely spot from that barrier (8).

“The horse is still learning what it is all about and possibly got to the front and clocked off.

“I am very happy to get the win. This is the first prep we have had him in and giving him trials, so it was all in one preparation. There is an enormous amount of upside to the horse.”

Kent said Over The Sky will benefit with more time and may head to the spelling paddock after Monday’s win.

“There is no rush. He is a Tavistock, so he will get better with time. We will just get him home and see how he is tomorrow, we can push on or take a break now and wait for him to mature.

“He will improve naturally with racing and more experience. He has got a lovely action and a good way about him.

“He still had his head a little high in the straight, so he has got to learn to flatten out a little bit better, but that will come with time.” - NZ Racing Desk