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|
|Feb 1, 2019||Aqu||Md Sp Wt 68K||5||$2,720|
|Feb 7, 2019||Aqu||Md Sp Wt 60K||2||$12,000|
|Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables||$63,270|
GiveTheMan a Cigar ran a good second at Aqueduct on Thursday losing to a 2-5 favorite yet having open daylight from the remainder of the field. GiveTheMan a Cigar grabbed control after an alert getaway, showed the way from along the inside, attended by the winner to the outside, was confronted by that foe approaching the quarter pole, relinquished shortly afterwards, and stayed on for the place.
We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the race and Chris said, “This horse has been training very well. He ran a very nice race today.”
We also spoke with jockey Manny Franco after the race and he said, “He got away very alertly and got right into the race. Maybe he got just a little tired at the end. He ran really well.”
We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “He’s a nice horse but he keeps running into one very tough horse in every race. He continues to produce checks. We’ll get through and have him get his diploma at some point. We’re looking forward to a fun spring and summer campaign for him.”
GiveTheMan a Cigar earned $12,000 for Thursday’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 Thursday’s 3rd race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden Special Weight going 7 furlongs for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 4 and leading jockey Manny Franco is named to ride. Franco is currently leads the Aqueduct jockey standings with 50 wins and a 25% winning percentage.
GiveTheMan a Cigar is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.
The purse for this race is $60,000.
First race post time is 12:50 PM and GiveTheMan a Cigar's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 1:53 PM. 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.