Bloom Racing, LLC, Madaket Stables, LLC and Allen Racing, LLC's Midnight Bisou was back on the work tab Thursday morning at Fair Grounds, breezing an easy half mile in :53.60 for trainer Steve Asmussen.
“We are extremely excited to have our filly gearing up for 2020,” said co-owner Jeff Bloom. “She's had a very nice mini break and has been beautifully easing back to full training.”
The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, who had a string of seven consecutive graded stakes wins in 2019 snapped when finishing second behind Blue Prize in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) on November 2 at Santa Anita, was pulled out of Fasig-Tipton's marquee breeding stock sale the morning of that race.
“In the end, we decided we simply wanted to race her another year,” Bloom explained. “She's such a special filly who loves every bit of her job. Plus she's still young (April 18 foal). We are pointing for the $20 million Saudi Cup for her next start (February 29).
The favorite for the 2019 Eclipse Award for Champion Older Female, Midnight Bisou sports a career record of 19-12-4-2 with a bankroll of $3,750,000. She RNA'ed as a Keeneland September Yearling ($19,000) and then sold to Bloom for $80,000 at the OBS 2-year-old in training sale.
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