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Exciting mare Savvy Bromac warmed up in fine style for the $50,000 Norms Daughter Classic next Friday night and the $125,000 Westral Mares Classic a fortnight later when she unwound a typical brilliant finishing burst to win the $22,000 Nova 93.7 Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

“I’m looking forward to the two big races for mares,” said trainer Nathan Turvey. “And I think she’s heading in the right direction.”

Savvy Bromac, a small, plain-looking Mach Three four-year-old, was a $2.70 chance from the awkward barrier of No. 7, and she further enhanced her claims of winning the rich feature events by defeating the highly regarded $1.55 favourite Alta Cinderella.

Alta Cinderella had to work hard to get past the polemarker All The Bells ($20) before gaining the lead 300m after the start. After a solid lead time of 36.9sec. Alta Cinderella covered the opening quarters of the final mile in 31.3sec. and 29.6sec. before the speed went on and the final 400m sections whizzed by in 28.6sec. and 28.2sec.

Savvy Bromac settled down in seventh position, and Emily Suvaljko soon gained the ideal position, one-out and one-back, following the $23 chance Delightfull. She waited until the final 350m before switching Savvy Bromac three wide — and the mare relished the challenge as she sprinted fast and burst past Alta Cinderella 50m from the post. She scored by a half-neck, rating 1.56.8 over the 2130m journey. All The Bells fought on to finish third.

“She won comfortably,” said Turvey. “Emily said that she thought Savvy Bromac was going to win by a couple of lengths, but when she hits the front, she puts her ears forward and is happy to stay about one metre in front.”

Savvy Bromac was purchased by Broome businessman Karl Deiley in New Zealand where she had four starts for a win and two placings. She has been most impressive in Western Australia, with her 23 starts in the State producing nine wins, eight seconds and one third. Her win on Friday night took her record to 27 starts for ten wins, 11 placings and $124,011 in prizemoney.

She is the tenth and final foal out of the Victorian-bred mare Zante Beach, who earned $124,447 from 16 wins and 27 placings from 84 starts. Savvy Bromac has inherited much of the ability of Zante Beach and Zante Beach’s dam Gemfire, who raced 107 times for 13 wins, 35 placings and $109,916. Gemfire’s most notable victory was in the $68,000 Edgar Tatlow Memorial for two-year-old fillies at Moonee Valley in July 1994 when she beat Lombo La Paree by a neck.