Savvy Bromac, Small but Spirited

Savvy Bromac arrived in Western Australia from New Zealand three months ago and has excelled under the care of Ravenswood trainer Nathan Turvey, with her first five WA starts producing two wins and three seconds.

The small and plain-looking filly was favourite at $2.40 in the 2130m Better Your Bet With TABtouch Pace for three-year-old fillies at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Owned by Broome businessman Karl Deiley, Savvy Bromac, a daughter of Mach Three, raced four times in New Zealand for a win and two placings. Turvey has enjoyed considerable success with the Deiley-owned Simba Bromac, with that New Zealand-bred pacer earning just over $200,000 in stakes from 23 wins and 17 placings from 55 WA starts.

Savvy Bromac started well from the No. 4 barrier and Chris Lewis sent her to the front after 100m. After a lead time of 37.5sec., Savvy Bromac had an easy time with modest opening 400m sections of the final mile of 31.5sec. and 31.4sec. before finishing with quarters of 28.3sec. and 28.9sec.

Fifty Five Reborn, who raced in the breeze, took a narrow lead 250m from home, but Savvy Bromac resisted the challenge and won by a half-length from $3 second fancy Star Fromthepalace, who sustained a strong three-wide burst. Nikasa ($26) followed Star Fromthepalace’s three-wide run to come from seventh at the bell to be third.

“The best is still to come for Savvy Bromac,” said Turvey. “After a break she should come back a bit better. I was disappointed tonight that she didn’t win by more. With the sectionals she got away with I thought she was entitled to win more easily.”

Savvy Bromac is the ninth foal out of the Victorian-bred Fake Left mare Zante Beach, who had 84 starts for 16 wins, 27 placings and $124,447 in stakes. Savvy Bromac’s win on Friday night gave Turvey his 50TH training success for the season.