Midnight Bisou Puts In ‘Another Stellar’ Workout Toward Saudi Cup

by | 02.10.2020 | 4:33pm
Breeders' Cup Distaff entrant Midnight Bisou, trained by Steven M. Asmussen, exercises in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on October 28, 2019. Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders’ Cup/CSM

Targeting the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup on Feb. 29 at Riyadh, 2019 champion older mare Midnight Bisou recorded a five-furlong breeze at the Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. The 5-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute stopped the clock in 1:00 1/5, the second fastest of 50 workouts at the distance.

“She looks as fast as I've ever seen her, at least watching her breeze,” Scott Blasi, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen, told drf.com.

Co-owner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stable called the workout “stellar” and posted a video clip of the stretch run on Twitter.

A winner of 12 of her 19 career starts, Midnight Bisou has earned $3.75 million running exclusively against her own gender. The Saudi Cup, held over 1 1/8 miles, will be her first start against males. She is expected to fly to Saudi Arabia next Tuesday.

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