Jessica Marcialis, first female jockey to ride a G1 winner in France, leads the week’s racing landmarks.
With the result of the 2020 Saudi Cup still under scrutiny, next year’s event has been launched with a new date and more prize-money.
The £10 million first prize earned by Maximum Security is being kept back following an objection but place money is to be paid out.
Saratoga fully lived up to its reputation as the ‘Graveyard of Favorites’ (sic) as Tom’s D’Etat and Midnight Bisou both came unstuck.
Coolmore’s $3.65m colt Cezanne takes on Santa Anita Derby winner Honor A.P. at Del Mar – while Tom’s D’Etat and Midnight Bisou run at Saratoga.
Saudi Cup runner-up Midnight Bisou recorded a sparkling victory on her return to US action in G2 company at Churchill Downs.
Champion racemare Midnight Bisou reappears for the first time on Saturday since her gallant runner-up effort in the Saudi Cup.
Mike Smith has lost his appeal against the lengthy ban and huge prize-money penalty he received on a costly trip to the Saudi Cup meeting.