Midnight Lute Filly Graduates In Style With Santa Ynez Score

Midnight Bisou (3, f, Midnight Lute-Diva Delite, by Repent) is a maiden no more as she graduates with a convincing win in the GII Santa Ynez S. Sunday at Santa Anita.

The dark bay came out of two narrow nose defeats to GI Starlet victress Dream Tree (Uncle Mo), including her latest in the Desi Arnaz S. Nov. 18 at Del Mar.

Midnight Bisou traveled in the five path as the field bunched up exiting the chute before being taken back to sit off a :22.38 first quarter set by ‘TDN Rising Star’ War Heroine (Lonhro {Aus}). She was still under a tight hold by Mike Smith as she made a four-wide move around the far turn and took the advantage turning for home, kicking away to a 5 1/2-length score. Steph Being Steph (Majestic Warrior) grabbed second by a nose over the favorite Win The War (War Front).

This is the first stakes winner out of Diva Delite, who captured the 2010 GIII Florida Oaks. She also has produced a yearling colt by Warriors Reward.

Lifetime Record: 3-1-2-0. O- Bloom Racing Stable LLC and Allen Racing LLC; B-Woodford Thoroughbreds; T-Bill Spawr.