In-form West Australian pacer Simba Bromac (4g Art Official-Sabrina Bromac) lowered his best mile rate to 1:55.4 at Gloucester Park, Perth, on Friday, May 11.
He stretched his winning sequence to four, rallying strongly in the open to win by a head over front-running Messi in the Milne Feeds The Pure Steel Qualifying Heat over 2130m.
Simba Bromac, a hot $1.40 favourite prepared by Nathan Turvey for Karl Deiley, found just enough for long-time top Perth driver Chris Lewis.
This was his 14th win from 23 lifetime starts, taking his earnings to $69,394.
Simba Bromac is now the seventh winner in 1:56 or faster from his dam, former Bromac Lodge broodmare, Sabrina Bromac.
Sold last month to NSW buyer Jake Stockton in foal to Always B Miki (1:46), the 17-year-old unraced Sabrina Bromac (Live Or Die-Soho) is the dam of 10 to race, for nine individual winners of 159 races for $1.45 million in stakes.
Her list of winners is: Slick Bromac (1:57.3, 33 wins and $256,107), Smudge Bromac (1:53.2, 36 wins and $460,958), Seshny Bromac (1:53.9, 12 wins and $124,554), Ardle McArdle (1:53.3, 28 wins and $280,014), Shakti Bromac (1:55.1, 14 wins and $118,457), Tuscan Breeze (1:56, 12 wins and $88,311), Spike Bromac (1:54.7, 9 wins and $65,295), Simba Bromac (14 wins & $69,394), and minor NZ winner Sherlock Bromac (one win, $3738).
Her only other starter, the two-year-old Shamrock Bromac, has only raced once, last December.
She belongs to the same family as top Australasian filly/mare (A) Piccadilly Princess (1:50.4, 17 wins and $728,842), Saveapatrol (11 wins from 18 pacing starts for $145,618, 3rd Auckland Cup), Rondel Franco (1:51.6 US, 35 wins and $684,003), Ok Royal (1:53.6, NZ Messenger), Sovereign (6 wins incl. 1979 NZ Derby) and former top 1970s NZ racemare, Royal Belmer (12 wins).