This magnificent colt is by a leading New York sire and a well-bred mare. He has the breeding to to run on any surface and compete at classic distances.PEDIGREE PAST PERFORMANCE PHOTOS
|Date||Track||Type of Race||Finish||Earnings|
|Aug 13, 2017||Sar||Md Sp Wt 73K||4||$3,650|
|Sep 10, 2017||Bel||Md Sp Wt 60K||7||$600|
|Sep 29, 2017||Bel||Md Sp Wt 60K||8||$400|
|Nov 8, 2017||Aqu||Md 40000||2||$8,200|
|Nov 22, 2017||Aqu||Md 40000||2||$8,200|
|Dec 15, 2017||Aqu||Md Sp Wt 55K||2||$11,000|
|Jan 28, 2018||Aqu||Md Sp Wt 55K||2||$11,000|
|Mar 18, 2018||Aqu||Md Sp Wt 55K||3||$5,500|
|Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables||$48,550|
GiveTheMan a Cigar breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 37.22 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 11th best out of 32 at the distance.
We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the breeze. Chris said, “I wasn’t pleased with the breeze. He’s not striding out. He’s been dealing with a deeply bruised hoof since his last race and it doesn’t look like it’s fully healed yet. If he doesn’t improve he might need some layup time for it to get fully resolved.”
Chris will evaluate GiveTheMan a Cigar and make a determination as to whether he can remain in training or get time off on the farm.
GiveTheMan a Cigar ran a reasonable third at Aqueduct on Sunday losing to a very impressive first-time starter. GiveTheMan a Cigar was strung out two to three wide on the turn, was shifted into path four at the top of the lane, and got outfinished.
We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the race and Chris said, “He didn’t look 100% running this race. He was getting out in the stretch and was on his wrong lead. He might have an excuse here.”
We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “This horse had some dings going into this race. As Chris said, he wasn’t right coming down the lane. That said, no one was beating the winner today. We’re going to bank the third place money, get GiveTheMan a Cigar cleaned up, and bring him back going around 2 turns which is where this horse really belongs.”
GiveTheMan a Cigar earned $5,500 for Sunday’s third place finish.
We’ll see how GiveTheMan a Cigar comes out of the race and we’ll point him accordingly.