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 very respectable second at Aqueduct on Sunday ultimately giving way to a very highly regarded 4-5 post time favorite. GiveTheMan a Cigar rushed the gate just as the latch was sprung bouncing to the front from the get go, showed the way in hand just off the inside under some pressure from the presence of the aforementioned foe to the outside, came under ever increasing prompting from that rival through the turn and got put to coaxing five-sixteenths from home, widened away from the rest in tandem nearing the quarter pole, swung three wide for home, dug in and was headed straightened away, couldn't match the top one through the final eighth while running on for the place honors.
We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the race and Chris said, “I was on the phone before the race with Mike Repole who told me that Todd Pletcher doesn’t just like his horse, he LOVES him. At that point I knew we had our hands full. It's all part of horseracing”
We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “You can make a lot of money running 2nd in every race but eventually you want to get a picture. The winner looks like a future stake horse so there’s no shame in hanging in there with him. What we’re learning about our horse is that he can run on just about anything which will be a benefit as we go forward.”
GiveTheMan a Cigar earned $11,000 for Sunday’s second 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 7 furlongs for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 5 and jockey Dylan Davis is named to ride. Davis is currently ranked 4th in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 8 wins and a 15% winning percentage.
GiveTheMan a Cigar is currently 3-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. 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 12:20 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.