A CHANGE in approach to her first-up assignment did the trick when Bel Classico broke through first-up at the Sunshine Coast.

“I only gave her one trial leading into the race instead of two as she won her second one last time in,’’ said trainer Stuart Kendrick.

“I didn’t want to take the edge off her,’’ he said.

“She will be suited over a further trip, so it was a good effort to win first-up over the sprint distance.”

Ridden by Ryan Wiggins, Bel Classico ($7) won a Maiden Plate (1200m) on Friday, December 16, by a length at her first run June, breaking through at her fourth career start.

“Patience has paid off for her owners,” Kendrick said.

“She has taken a long time to mature but they’ve always had faith in her.”

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