Already with two graded stakes wins in this season, Steve Asmussen trained Midnight Bisou will look to knock down a top-level win against older rivals for the first time April 14 in the $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park. Mike Smith will ride.
Midnight Bisou will have to deal with Elate, who she held off in the Azeri when she benefited from a heady ride by Smith. Elate figures to move forward off that race and the Apple Blossom sets up as a showdown. Wonder Gadot, off a second in an allowance race over the track might have the best upset chance.