A CHANGE of gear did the trick for well-bred Emirates Park mare Adhere.
The four-year-old broke through at her second run for Kendrick Racing in a Maiden (1300m) at the Sunshine Coast on Friday, October 28.
Ridden just off the pace by Damian Browne, Adhere ($2.10-fav) finished strongly to win by one-and-three-quarter lengths to go one better than her first-up second for the stable.
"It was good to get a win for Emirates Park,'' trainer Stuart Kendrick said.
"She's a nicely bred filly and they sent her up to try to get a win on the board,'' Kendrick said.
"We learnt a little bit about her the other day. We'd put the blinkers on her because she's very lazy in her trials and track work but she wanted to over-race,'' he said.
"We took those off and put the winkers on and it has done the trick today. And, obviously, Brownie has just ridden her quiet today which was nice."
Adhere now has a win and five placings, including four seconds, from seven career starts.
"Hopefully, she'll continue to improve,'' Kendrick said.
The win was part of a double for Kendrick Racing at Caloundra at the Friday meeting and the first of five winners for the stable over the weekend.
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