Rising Star Status for Giant Filly

Todd Pletcher produced an ultra impressive debut winner at Gulfstream on Sunday in Ciao Bella (2f Giant’s Causeway x Bella Bellucci, by French Deputy).

The filly earned ‘TDN Rising Star’ status when sent out favourite for the one mile juvenile fillies maiden in which she coasted home to win by seven and a quarter lengths.

Raced by Michael Tabor, the big grey filly is bred to be good as a half-brother to Grade II placed Grapelli from Grade II winner Bella Bellucci, a sister to Japanese Grade I winner Kurofone.

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