First Black-Type Winner For Belardo As Isabella Giles Impresses

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Kildangan Stud's first-season sire Belardo (Ire) was off the mark in black-type company on Saturday as his daughter Isabella Giles (Ire) ran away with Goodwood's seven-furlong G3 Ladbrokes Prestige S. Sent off the 11-4 second favourite following her latest fourth in the G3 Princess Margaret S. over a furlong shorter at Ascot July 26, Paul and Clare Rooney's bay tracked the free-running Pomelo (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) in second from the break. Staying in the centre of the straight as that 5-4 market-leader went stand's side, she was in front approaching the two-furlong pole and stayed on strongly to register a commanding seven-length success from Prado (GB) (Iffraaj {GB}), with the solid yardstick Seattle Rock (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) a head away in third. “Clearly the progeny of Belardo have no difficulty with the soft ground,” trainer Clive Cox said. “She has got a lovely nature, we really like her and that was great.”

Successful in a Leicester maiden June 13 and a novice at Newbury July 8 over six furlongs, Isabella Giles looked in need of further when 1 1/2-lengths behind Santosha (Ire) (Coulsty {Ire}) in the Princess Margaret. Cox added, “She has been pleasing all the way and we were looking forward stepping up a furlong as well. She has coped with the ground today and I think another furlong would be well within her compass next year. She is an exciting filly. She is a really nice filly and I'm thrilled she has shown it on the track as she is very laid-back at home, but clearly she knows what it's about when she goes racing. I would say the [G2] Rockfel [at Newmarket] will be likely, as long as she comes back from here well. She is thriving with racing and physically she is getting stronger every week. I would be inclined to hope that next year is even better.”

Isabella Giles is out of the G3 Firth of Clyde S. winner Majestic Dubawi (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is also responsible for the German listed scorer and G3 Silberne Peitsche third Majestic Colt (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}). Her family includes the G2 Vintage S. winner Dark Vision (Ire) (Dream Ahead) and the G3 Round Tower S. winner Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) who was also placed in the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas, G1 Prix Jean Prat and G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest. The dam's yearling colt by Nathaniel (Ire) sells at the upcoming Goffs Orby Yearling Sale @ Doncaster, while she also has a filly foal by Fascinating Rock (Ire).

Saturday, Goodwood, Britain
LADBROKES PRESTIGE S.-G3, £35,000, Goodwood, 8-29, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:29.58, sf.
1–ISABELLA GILES (IRE), 126, f, 2, by Belardo (Ire)
     1st Dam: Majestic Dubawi (GB) (GSW-Eng), by Dubawi (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Tidal Chorus (GB), by Singspiel (Ire)
     3rd Dam: South Shore, by Caerleon
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GROUP WIN. (€45,000 Ylg '19 GOFSPT). O-Paul & Clare Rooney; B-Ballylinch Stud (IRE); T-Clive Cox; J-Adam Kirby. £19,849. Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-0, $38,944. *1/2 to Majestic Colt (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}), MSW & GSP-Ger. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Prado (GB), 126, f, 2, Iffraaj (GB)–Royal Empress (Ire), by Holy Roman Emperor (Ire). (67,000gns Ylg '19 TATOCT). O-Fitri Hay; B-Newsells Park Stud (GB); T-Charlie Hills. £7,525.
3–Seattle Rock (GB), 126, f, 2, Fastnet Rock (Aus)–Snoqualmie Girl (Ire), by Montjeu (Ire). O-Mr J C Smith; B-Littleton Stud (GB); T-Sylvester Kirk. £3,766.
Margins: 7, HD, HF. Odds: 2.75, 6.50, 12.00.
Also Ran: Thank You Next (Ire), Pomelo (GB). Scratched: Happy Romance (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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