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 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.
GiveTheMan a Cigar is entered to run in Sunday’s 1st race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 4 and jockey Dylan Davis is named to ride. Davis is currently ranked 2nd in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 43 wins and a 21% winning percentage.
GiveTheMan a Cigar is currently the 7-2 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.
The purse for this race is $55,000.
First race post time is 1:20 PM and GiveTheMan a Cigar's race is Race 1. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.