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Heza Dasha Fire Leads Ed Burke

Fastest qualifier looks strong in million-dollar final.

Q-Racing Journal
June 19, 2014

S-Quarter K LLC’s homebred Heza Dasha Fire looks to put his stamp on the national juvenile division when he brings two impressive wins and top-qualifier status into the $1 million Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) on Sunday night at Los Alamitos.

Heza Dasha Fire (Walk Thru Fire-Dasha Freda by Mr Jess Perry) was the class of the 10 Ed Burke trials when he raced to the fastest-qualifying time of :17.405 for 350 yards while defeating second-fastest qualifier Luv Supreme (Mr Jess Perry-Thewayouwantmetoo by Mr Eye Opener) by 1 1/4 lengths. Luv Supreme was timed in :17.611.

Trained by Jose Flores, Heza Dasha Fire earned 3-10 favoritism in the trial after a dominating maiden score by 2 1/2 lengths in :15.269 for the 300 yards.

In each of his starts, Heza Dasha Fire had a perfect start and stretched his stride for an easy win.

San Gregorio Racing Stable Inc. is attempting to win the Ed Burke Futurity for the third-straight year with Luv Supreme. Last year, they scored with Five Bar Cartel and co-owned 2012 winner One Dashing Eagle. Danny Montes trains Luv Supreme and saddled Five Bar Cartel.

Luv Supreme prepared for the Ed Burke trials with a neck win in a Los Alamitos maiden race. She had trouble at the start and then showed promise with a late run to get the neck win in her first start.

Dutch Masters III’s Forget It (Foose-Forgive Him by Hawkinson) has a near-flawless record. The only time he was defeated was when he had a very troubled non-qualifying trip in his Kindergarten Futurity (G2) trial and finished second to eventual Kindergarten winner Old Girl. The Jaime Gomez-trained gelding came back to win his Ed Burke trial by a neck with the third-fastest time of :17.637. Gomez has three Ed Burke wins.

Donald and Peggy Boyle’s homebred BF Farm Boss (Hawkinson-Shirleys Strawfly by Strawfly Special) raced to back-to-back wins after finishing third in his first start. The brother to champion Strawkins won his maiden by a neck and then his Ed Burke trial by three-quarters of a length with the fourth-fastest time of :17.648. He is trained by Paul Jones.

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