Well-travelled mare Bisou Bisou achieved black-type at Counties on Saturday when victorious in the Gr.2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m).
The seven-year-old is now unbeaten in her two starts for new trainer Nigel Tiley and will be set for more stakes targets this season after beating Group One winner Volpe Veloce by a short-head on Saturday.
“She was very well ridden and Andrew (Calder, jockey) saved a lot of ground on her,” Tiley said.
“Volpe Veloce got caught three deep and that was probably the difference. We were very pleased with the result.
“We’re looking for fillies and mares races (with her now). There’s a nice race coming up at Te Rapa in three weeks’ time, the Cal Isuzu Stakes. It’s 1600m, so we’ll try and stretch her out to a mile.
“She’s had three goes at a mile and has had a couple of placings, I don’t think it’s beyond her. That’s the plan and black-type is what they (owners) want, so black-type is what we will be aiming for.”