Bracken Sky on the Way Up

Former New South Wales pacer Bracken Sky is improving all the time according to his trainer Debbie Padberg, who races the five-year-old in partnership with her husband John and long-time stable clients Don and Adele Simmons.   

Bracken Sky, favourite at $2.30 and driven confidently by Dylan Egerton-Green from the coveted No. 1 barrier, led throughout in the 2130m Intersport Slater Gartrell Pace and won by a length from Bettorstartdreaming at a 1.57.4 rate. Space Junk trailed the pacemaker throughout and finished third.

A winner of ten races in NSW, Bracken Sky has had 35 starts for the Padberg stable for three wins and 12 placings. His win ended a losing sequence of 11 and came after excellent recent placings behind Patronus Star, Delightfulreaction and Eloquent Mach.

“He is improving all the time,” said Mrs Padberg. “He is learning how to race in Perth. All the do in Sydney is want to run the gate.”