Bill Spawr, trainer of Midnight Bisou, is expected to enter the maiden in the G2 Santa Ynez Stakes on Sunday at Santa Anita

The next jump she would have been in front,” Spawr said of her surging loss at Santa Anita going six furlongs last Oct. 27, and another nose setback after being bumped at the start running seven furlongs at Del Mar Nov. 18.

“She showed promise right from the start, and seven-eighths should be right in her wheelhouse,” Spawr said.

“He did too well not to run here,” Violette said of the decision. “Everything he did said run. He ate well, he shipped up here well, he breezed well last Sunday and came out of it good, his blood work came back well, so [I said], ‘OK, stupid, stop being a chicken and run him.’”

“I will talk to the owners and enjoy this race but the Jockey Gold Cup will certainly be part of the plan.

Rick Violette, Jr., Trainer of the winner