Midnight Bisou ‘Thrives On Her Job,’ Could Take On Male Rivals In Pegasus Or Saudi Cups

by | 11.04.2019 | 2:07pm
Breeders' Cup Distaff entrant Midnight Bisou, trained by Steve Asmussen, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on Oct 26, 2019.

Owner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stable is excited to see what 2020 holds for his stable star Midnight Bisou, second in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Distaff. He announced before the race that the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute would be withdrawn from the Fasig-Tipton November sale to remain in training with Steve Asmussen next year, and told bloodhorse.com on Sunday that she will be aimed at some of the sport's biggest prizes.

“Will she run against the boys? Yes,” said Bloom, who co-owns with Madaket Stables and Allen Racing. “We'll look at the Pegasus and the Saudi Cup. She's been consistently happy and sound and thrives on her job, so as long as she wants to do it, we'll let her run. We'll work out a plan to get back to the Breeders' Cup.”

Defeated just 1 1/2 lengths by Blue Prize over a difficult track at Santa Anita, Midnight Bisou didn't disappoint her connections with her effort.

“She had too much work to do. She was covered with dirt and not getting first run on (Blue Prize). She ran huge considering what she was up against,” Bloom said. “I thought it was an extraordinarily deep track, and it seemed to compromise some horses' chances. First and foremost, you want safety, but to overcompensate and change the track, there's a fine line. It was clearly a tough track for a lot of horses to run over, and, to me, that made our filly's performance that much more impressive. She got the worst of it from where she was. She was loaded up with a lot of dirt and weight. She was almost blinded, she had that much dirt on her.”

Others targeting the Pegasus include Omaha Beach, second in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, and potentially Roadster, second in the listed Damascus Stakes on the Breeders' Cup undercard. McKinzie, runner-up in the Classic, is being aimed at the Saudi and Dubai World Cups.

Read more at bloodhorse.com.

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