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Brilliant New Zealand-bred mare Savvy Bromac continued her march towards the $125,000 Westral Mares Classic on November 26 with a dazzling performance to win the DTS, Your Rural Fencing Experts Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Driven superbly and with extreme confidence by Emily Suvaljko, Savvy Bromac, the $1.80 favourite, raced three back on the pegs and in fifth position and she was hopelessly hemmed in half way down the back straight in the final circuit as $10 chance Wainui Creek was issuing a serious challenge to the pacemaker Sheez Our Hope ($4.20).

Approaching the 250m mark Savvy Bromac was sixth, with Wainui Creek forging clear and being heralded as the winner. But Suvaljko managed to ease Savvy Bromac off the pegs and the mare charged forward, four wide, on the home turn before flying home to win by a half neck from Wainui Creek.

This was a splendid performance at her third start after a spell and following her first-up fourth behind Born To Boogie and her flying finish when a head second to Delightfull.

“Everything worked out nicely and we’re ticking over nicely leading up to the Mares Classic,” said trainer Nathan Turvey. “She has had three nice little stepping stones and should be cherry ripe in a month. She was pretty keen tonight and was pricking her ears on the line.”

Savvy Bromac, a four-year-old by Mach Three, now has earned $110,712 from her eight wins, eight seconds and two thirds from 26 starts.

Wainui Creek, trained by Greg and Skye Bond, lost few friends with her stout-hearted effort, racing wide early and then in the breeze.