Daniel and Patricia Yates' homebred colt set early fractions of :22.40 and :47.26 while leading by a half-length in the six-furlong maiden special weight for Ohio-bred 2-year-olds. With Joseph Ramos in the irons, Big On Big opened up by two lengths in the stretch and fended off late-running Brig to win by 1 1/2 lengths. The final time on the fast surface was 1:15.04
The William Cowens trainee picked up $12,960 for his winning effort.
Big On Big is the third foal out of the Corinthian mare Justoneatheguys and is a half brother to stakes-placed Sister's Creed (by Spendthrift's Jimmy Creed ). He was a $27,000 buy back from Sheppell Thoroughbreds' consignment at last year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings Sale.
Cinco Charlie, a son of Indian Charlie—Ten Halos (by Marquetry), was bred in Kentucky by Candyland Farm. Stakes-placed Ten Halos is a half sister to Super Derby (G2) winner My Pal Charlie and Amsterdam Stakes (G2) victor Bwana Charlie, both by Indian Charlie. Candyland sold Cinco Charlie at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Milantic Easter Fall Yearlings Sale for $75,000 to Cary Frommer, who then sold the colt for $190,000 to B & C Horses at the 2014 Ocala Breeders' Sales March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.
Owners Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt placed Cinco Charlie in training with Steve Asmussen and the bay earned six black-type victories, topped by the Bashford Manor Stakes (G3), while racing from 2 to 4. He retired with an 8-2-4 record from 18 starts and earnings of $608,920.
Cinco Charlie entered stud at Spendthrift near Lexington in 2017 and has stood for $5,000 since.