SHOW A HEART filly Play Thing has put it all together to reproduce her sparkling track work form on race day.
A freshen-up and a drop back in distance did the trick, with the three-year-old breaking through at career start number seven.
Ridden by Sean Cormack, Play Thing ($4) burst through the pack late to win well by a length in a Maiden (1000m) at the Sunshine Coast on Friday night (March 2).
Stablemate Love Bites ($7) also ran well to finish just a further half-length back in third.
Trainer Stuart Kendrick admitted Play Thing, from prolific producer To Please A Lady, had been a little bit frustrating before this breakthrough win.
"She's probably been one of the best maiden workers that I've got on the track,'' he said.
"We dropped her back to the 1000 because I thought last start she looked like she was going to run right into it and win and just didn't finish the race off.
"We dropped her back...kept her nice and fresh.
"(It was) a good result tonight."
Images courtesy of Trackside Photography