Mohs Em Down, the first foal from multiple Group One placed mare Tatijana Bromac (p3, 1:54.2, eight wins & $215,578), won easily his fourth race start at Auckland on Friday, January 18.
Offered as Tour De Bromac by Bromac Lodge and Slingsby Holdings Ltd at the 2016 NZ Premier Yearling Sales, the son of champion sire Bettor's Delight was secured by Clevedon trainer Barry Purdon.
He qualified at three, but was given more time, beginning his race career at four in late November with a first-up third.
After a solid fifth and a third in December, Mohs Em Down stepped up on Friday for driver Scott Phelan.
Eased back to second-to-last early from the seven gate, he improved with three wide cover at the 1200m to be parked at the 600m, before going clear at the 400m.
Mohs Em Down kept up a strong run, holding by two lengths in 2:41.5 for the mobile 2200m, a mile rate of 1:58.1, with the leaders last 800m in 58s.
"He’s just taken a bit of time to mature," said Phelan.
"He tries hard and, even though they went hard up front, it was still a good effort."
Tatijana Bromac, the Rocknroll Hanover dam of Mohs Em Down, was four times second, and once third, in her Group One racing when prepared by Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen.
She was the runner-up behind Carabella in both the 2011 Nevele R Fillies Final and Harness Jewels 3YO Diamond, while she also chased home top mare Bettor Cover Lover in both the 2012 Queen Of Hearts at Auckland, and the 2013 NZ Standardbred Breeders Stakes at Addington.
Tatijana Bromac also ran third to Bellas Delight and Aussie Made Lombo in the Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies Final.
She was a Nevele R Fillies Heat winner at Ashburton, and an Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Semi-Final Fillies winner at Melton.
Following Mohs Em Down, Tatijana Bromac has left two Art Major fillies, and a yearling filly by Somebeachsomewhere.
Mows Em Down belongs to a notable "black type" family.
Dam Tatijana Bromac is a half-sister to other $100,000-plus winners, Tandias Bromac (1:53.7, 14 wins & ,431) and Te Amo Bromac (1:55.8, seven wins & $147,252).
Like Tatijana Bromac, both Tandias Bromac and Te Amo Bromac were also Harness Jewels-placed, while Te Amo Bromac also ran third in a New Zealand Oaks.
Their dam Tandias Courage won 23 races (10 Aust, 13 USA) pacing 1:53.6, USA) and was formerly a noted Bromac Lodge broodmare, before being sold last year to Grant Enterprises Ltd.
Tandias Courage was the 2000 Australian 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year, while her sister Mother Courage (30 wins & $462,520) was the 1999 Australian 3YO Filly of the Year, and subsequently the co-2002 Australian Aged Pacing Mare of the Year.
This is also the family of 2015 Inter Dominion champ Lennytheshark (1:49.2, 39 wins & $2.99 million), Classic Garry (19 wins, TT, 1:54.9 & ,550) and Provocative (TT, 1:53.8, Aust, 19 wins & ,662).