The Cigar Mile is the final Grade 1 race of the NYRA circuit. This years edition has a purse of $250,000, which is lower than past years, but still enough to draw out some of the top horses in world including King Guillermo, Firenze Fire and Performer, who will head into the race as a 7-5 favorite.
The race is set to take place this Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City. The Cigar Mile is race #10 on the card with an estimated post time of 4:13pm EST.
In this article I will provide the morning line odds for the 2020 Cigar Mile and also give you my top pick for the race. Further down the page I will outline a simple 3 step guide to getting your bets placed on the Cigar Mile this Saturday from the United States.
2020 Cigar Mile Odds
Here are the morning line odds and post positions for this years Cigar Mile. These odds will change throughout race day depending on the amount of money coming in on each horse.
- Performer 7-5
- Mind Control 20-1
- Snapper Sinclair 20-1
- Firenze Fire 5-2
- Mr. Buff 6-1
- King Guillermo 9-2
- Majestic Dunhill 20-1
- True Timber 15-1
- Bon Raison 20-1
Performer comes into the race as the favorite with odds of 7-5, while Firenze Fire and King Guillermo are the other two top contenders with odds of 5/2 and 9/2 respectively. It would be a surprise of one of these three horses did not win the race on Saturday.
I’ve hit on my pick for this race the past two years, taking the favorite Maximum Security at 8-5 last year, and going with the slightly longer odds of Patternrecognition (7-2) in 2018. I will look to make it three Cigar Mile’s in a row picking the winner here in 2020.
I tried, but I can’t get away from picking the favorite again this year. Performer checks all the boxes for me in this race. For me horses that have proven they know how to win is the #1 factor when making my bets and Performer has shown he’s a winner having won his last 5 starts. Add in the fact that he has a faster time in the 1 mile race he competed in last month than King Guillermo or Fire Firenze have in their careers, and I think it becomes obvious that Performer should be the pick.
Yes, Performer only has one race this year, but it was a fast mile at Belmont last month, and that’s all I need to see to know he is running well. The Cigar Mile field will be a step up in competition for Performer, but he’s a winner and he’s fast, so I expect him to rise to the occasion.
Play: Performer 7-5
How To Bet On The Cigar Mile In The USA
Follow these three straight forward steps to get your Cigar Mile bets placed this Saturday.
Step #1. Open a Bovada.lv Account
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After clicking on the link above fill out the form on the home page to create an account.
Step #2. Deposit
Bovada accepts Visa, MasterCard and bitcoin deposits. Each of the deposit methods are fast, easy and secure for US residents. Cash outs are also fast and easy to request.
Bovada.lv is currently offering new players a sign up bonus equal to 50% of your first deposit, up to a maximum of $250.
Step #3. Bet On The Cigar Mile
You’re now ready to bet on the race!
Once on the Bovada website, select ‘Horses’ from the left sidebar and then select ‘Aqueduct’ under the ‘Today’s Tracks’ menu.
The Cigar Classic is scheduled to be run at 4:13pm EST and will be race #10 on the card. Therefore you should select ‘Race #10’ from the Aqueduct drop down menu and proceed to place your bets.
Check out our horse race betting info page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv.