Midnight Bisou Ruled Out Of Dubai World Cup Bid; Mucho Gusto, Tacitus Stay Overseas

by | 03.02.2020 | 3:29pm
Maximum Security, left, defeats Midnight Bisou in the Saudi Cup

Champion mare Midnight Bisou, a gallant second in Saturday's $20 million Saudi Cup, will head home to the United States this week rather than turning back in four weeks for the $12 million Dubai World Cup, reports the Daily Racing Form. The Steve Asmussen-trained mare joins Saudi Cup winner Maximum Security in deciding not to pursue the March 28 contest at Meydan.

“We had talked about if things went well over there we'd highly consider staying and going on to Dubai, but we went ahead and made the decision to come back home,” co-owner Jeff Bloom told drf.com. “She came out of the race in excellent shape, but [the Dubai World Cup] comes back so quick. The right thing to do is bring her back her after that performance and we'll map out a plan working back from the Breeders' Cup like we did last year.”

Conversely, the fourth- and fifth-place finishers in the Saudi Cup, Mucho Gusto and Tacitus, respectively, will stay overseas for the Dubai World Cup. Third-place finisher Benbatl is also under consideration, while 11th-place American runner McKinzie will return stateside.

Read more at drf.com.

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