Just crowned the 2019 Eclipse Award Champion Older Dirt Female, Midnight Bisou skipped the Pegasus World Cup in favor of next month's $20 million Saudi Cup at Riyadh. On Sunday, co-owner Jeff Bloom told bloodhorse.com that the 5-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is ready for the challenge.
“She's doing really well. In talking with (trainer Steve Asmussen), if it's possible, she's doing better than ever before, which makes you feel pretty good considering the campaign she had last year,” Bloom told bloodhorse.com. “We're excited. She had a little breather after the Breeders' Cup, but she's back in the swing of things now. Her work the other day (five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds) was off-the-charts impressive.”
Undefeated through her first seven starts 2019, Midnight Bisou ran second to Blue Prize in the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita. She has won 12 of her 19 career starts for earnings over $3.75 million, but the Saudi Cup will be her first time taking on males at the sport's highest level. Should she perform well, Bloom said, it would make sense to go on to Dubai for the $12 million Dubai World Cup in late March.
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