Suave Stuey Lombo became just the third pacer to break the magical 1-50 barrier at Menangle today when downing his more favoured stablemate Mach Beauty in a scintallating time of 1:49.6.
The only other two horses that have achieved the feat are legendary Australian pacer Smoken Up, who has done it on two occasions, and this season's Victoria Cup winner For A Reason.
Smoken Up still holds the Australasian mile record of 1-48.5 which was set in the Len Smith Mile at Menangle in 2011.
But, although 1-50 miles are extremely rare at Menangle, the writing may well have been on the wall hours before when trainer Shane Tritton advised NSW stewards that Suave Stuey Lombo would race 'further forward' today.
That resulted in his stable runners racing on the speed, with Mach Beauty (Lauren Panella) in front and Suave Stuey Lombo (David Morris) parked out. Together the pair raced through quarters in 27.2, 28.3, and 26.9, however it was Suave Stuey Lombo who pulled out more in the final spit of 27.2 to wear the $1.20 favourite down and pull away for a 2.9 metre win.
Suave Stuey Lombo, who is a six-year son of Bettor's Delight, has now won 26 of his 80 starrs with stakes well in excess of $A350,000.
By Mitchell Robertson
Suave Stuey Lombo