Big On Big first winner for Cinco Charlie

July 28, 2020

Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Cinco Charlie was represented by his first winner on Tuesday when Big On Big went gate-to-wire in his career debut to score by 1 1/2-lengths in a six-furlong Maiden Special Weight race at Belterra.

Ridden by Joseph Ramos, Big On Big made the lead just a few jumps out of the gate and held the top spot the entire trip, widening his margin through the stretch to claim the convincing victory.

Trained by William Cowans, Gospel Way races for his owner/breeders Daniel and Patricia Yates. The dark bay is out of the Corinthian mare Justoneoftheguys, also the dam of stakes-placed Sister’s Creed and a yearling half-brother, both by fellow Spendthrift stallion Jimmy Creed.

Cinco Charlie was a stakes winner during each of his three campaigns. An especially precocious 2-year-old, his Bashford Manor S. (G3) win was one of four stakes victories during his juvenile season.

Cinco Charlie, who stands for a fee of $5,000 S&N, is participating in Spendthrift’s renowned breeding program for freshman sires – the Safe Bet program – in 2020, which guarantees breeders a graded stakes-winning 2-year-old from his first crop this year or no stud fee will be owed in 2021 when the resulting foal is born.