Bet On The 2019 Cigar Mile – Morning Line Odds and How To Bet

The Cigar Mile is the final Grade 1 race of the NYRA circuit.  This years edition once again has a purse of $750,000, which has drawn out some of the top horses in world including Maximum Security who will head into the race as a 8-5 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 4:16pm EST.

In this article I will provide the morning line odds for the 2019 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.

2019 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.

  1. Whitmore 6-1
  2. Bal Harbour 12-1
  3. Forewarned 30-1
  4. Pat On the Back 12-1
  5. Maximum Security 8-5
  6. Spun to Run 5-2
  7. Nicodemus 20-1
  8. Network Effect 6-1
  9. Looking at Bikinis 12-1
  10. Tale of Silence 20-1
  11. True Timber 20-1

Maximum Security comes into the race as the favorite at odds of 8-5, while Spun to Run is the other horse expected to take a lot of bets at odds of 5-2.

Whitmore and Network Effect are the two other horses considered legitimate contenders in this field.

My Pick

I hit on Pattern Recognition at odds of 7-2 with my pick for last years race, so I’m looking to keep my winning picks at the Cigar Mile rolling here in 2019.

I tried, but I just can’t see a way that Maximum Security doesn’t win this race. This horse has crossed the finish line in first in 7 of 8 career races (I’m including the DQ at the Kentucky Derby) with the only misstep coming in a 2nd place finish against a stacked field at the Pegasus World Cup. He’s won 2 straight, including beating Spun To Run (finished 3rd) at the Haskell Invitational in July. Maximum Security got a tune-up win in October at the Bold Ruler-G3 and I don’t see any reason he doesn’t rise to the top of this field.

Yes, Spun to Run is his main competition, but even at a 1 mile distance, which Spun to Run won at the Breeders’ Cup, I still simply think Maximum Security is the faster horse, regardless of distance.

Play: Maximum Security 8-5

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 Account

Bovada is a great online sportsbook for American residents.  They have a very simple and easy to use racebook that takes bets on all of the top tracks from across the USA.

Bovada is solely focused on providing a great sports betting product to the American market.  This commitment to American customers shows through their bonus, promotions, banking options, customer service and bet offerings.

After clicking on the link above, select Join Now and fill out the form 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. 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 4:16pm 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.

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