Haunui Farm shuttle stallion Belardo registered his first stakes success over the weekend with two-year-old filly Isabella Giles scoring in impressive fashion at Goodwood.
Isabella Giles enhanced her position as the leading light from the maiden crop of Belardo as she provided him with his first stakes win in the G.3 Ladbrokes Prestige Stakes (1408m).
The filly already boasted victories at Leicester and Newbury and had finished fourth to Santosha (Coulsty) in the Gr.3 Princess Margaret Stakes (1200m) at Ascot last time.
This time rider Adam Kirby had the rest of their rivals under pressure from some way out and Isabella Giles powered clear by an impressive seven length victory.
Based at Kildangan Stud in the Northern Hemisphere, Belardo, the European champion two-year-old, began shuttle duties at Haunui Farm in 2017 and is standing his fourth season at the Karaka farm in 2020.
Belardo stands for a fee of $10,000 + GST and has covered 314 mares over his first three seasons at stud in New Zealand.