Heza Dasha Fire Assigned High Weight for Go Man Go

The reigning world champion is expected to make his return in the September 4 stakes at Los Alamitos.

Edited press release

Heza Dasha Fire is expected to make his return to the races in the September 4, $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap at Los Alamitos. PHOTO: Scott Martinez

Reigning world champion Heza Dasha Fire has been assigned top weight of 129 pounds for the September 4, $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap (G1) at Los Alamitos.

A 4-year-old homebred son of Walk Thru Fire, Heza Dasha Fire is trained by Jose Flores for owner S-Quarter K LLC of Kennewick, Washington. The gelding has not raced since February 14, when he ran second in the Grade 1, 400-yard Los Alamitos Winter Championship. He's had surgery on both knees since then, and he prepped for the Go Man Go with a 350-yard gate work in :17.50 on August 9.

Heza Dasha Fire won all five of his races during his world championship campaign, including the Grade 1 Champion of Champions and Los Alamitos Super Derby.

The winner of the Go Man Go will earn a berth in this year's Champion of Champions if a horse wins more than one of the designated races carrying a starting berth, if there are no dead heats for the win in any of the designated races, or if any of the connections of a horse with a berth officially declines the berth.

The remainder of the Go Man Go nominees and their weight assignments: BH Lisas Boy (125), Far Niente (125), Flay (124), Dutcher (124), Jess A Cowboy (123), Dr Jess (122), Fire Fortune (122), He Is The Risingstar (122), BF Farm Boss (121), Closing Time (121), El Duero (121), Jake Gold BR (121), Walk The Catwalk (120), Fiery Kimbo (118), and Viento Negro (117).

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