Engage To Miss Saudia Sprint With ‘Little Setback’; Midnight Bisou Breezes

Woodford Racing’s Engage, winner of the G2 Phoenix Stakes last fall at Keeneland and most recently fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, will miss his scheduled start in this weekend’s Saudia Sprint.

According to the Daily Racing Form, trainer Steve Asmussen’s assistant Scott Blasi said that the 5-year-old son of Into Mischief is “not 100 percent” after arriving in Saudi Arabia.

“We had a little setback,” Blasi told drf.com. “I don’t think it’s anything major, but it’s in his best interest that we don’t run him.”

In other news, Engage’s champion stablemate Midnight Bisou breezed a half-mile over the King Abdulaziz Racetrack on Monday morning, preparing to take on male rivals in the $20 million Saudi Cup.

“She’s fresh and happy,” Blasi relayed. “And if they’re happy, they’ll run as hard as they can.”

Read more at drf.com.

Midnight Bisou breezes a 1/2 from the 3/8th pole Monday morning. If there’s two horses that are standing out in their training here in Riyadh it’s Bisou and Tacitus. She looks so slick over this track !!! pic.twitter.com/DUr03z8uKd

— Nick Esler (@esler_nick) February 24, 2020

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