Second Group win for daughter of Belardo

Isabella Giles strikes at Newmarket in the G2 Rockfel Stakes

Isabella Giles, a first-crop daughter of Belardo, landed her second Group race of her juvenile season on Friday, 25 September when winning the G2 Rockfel Stakes. Always prominent in Newmarket’s seven furlong contest, she took over lead before halfway and was never in danger, running out the easy two length winner.

Isabella Giles has now won four of her five starts including the G3 Prestige Stakes at Goodwood by seven lengths in August.

Bred by Ballylinch Stud, Isabella Giles is a half-sister to the Listed-winning Majestic Colt out of Dubawi’s G3 Firth Of Clyde Stakes victrix Majestic Dubawi. She is out of a Singspiel daughter of the winning Caerleon mare South Shore, a half-sister to G1 Lockinge Stakes winner Soviet Line. This is the extended family of G2 Vintage Stakes hero Dark Vision and G3 Round Tower Stakes victor Lope Y Fernandez.

A European Champion two-year-old and G1-winning miler, Belardo is the sire of seven individual first-crop winners. Within the past seven days he has sired three Stakes performers after Lullaby Moon was third in the G3 Firth Of Clyde Stakes and Bell I Am filled the same position in the Listed Blenheim Stakes at Fairyhouse.