Heza Dasha Fire Headlines Los Alamitos Invitational Championship

The 2015 world champion is the morning-line favorite for Sunday's Grade 1, 440-yard stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Heza Dasha Fire, shown here winning the September 3 Go Man Go Handicap, is one of nine aged sprinters entered in Sunday's Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Heza Dasha Fire is one of nine aged sprinters entered in Sunday's 440-yard, $125,000 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

The sport's 2015 world champion, Heza Dasha Fire has been installed as the early 2-5 favorite by Los Alamitos morning-line maker Ed Burgart. The homebred 5-year-old son of Walk Thru Fire will be stretching out in distance off of his 1 3/4-length victory as the 3-5 choice in the 400-yard, $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap (G1) on September 3.

Heza Dasha Fire is trained by Jose Flores for owner S-Quarter K LLC of Kennewick, Washington. The gelding drew post 6 and will be ridden by Cruz Mendez.

Other contenders include Bodacious Eagle, a 5-year-old One Famous Eagle gelding and a two-time graded stakes winner during the Remington Park spring meet. Trained by Jaime Gomez for owner Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas, Bodacious Eagle has earned $128,568 from four outs this season.

Bodacious Eagle will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez from the rail post.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Bodacious Eagle (Ricky Ramirez), 3-1
The Charm Of Corona (Cody Jensen), 20-1
Big Lew (Jesus Rios Ayala), 12-1
He Looks Hot (Rodrigo Aceves), 10-1
Thermonuclear Energy (Eduardo Nicasio), 30-1
Heza Dasha Fire (Cruz Mendez), 2-5
Katies Easy Moves (Cesar DeAlba), 20-1
Stel Easy (Jesus Canales), 20-1
We Like Corona (Ramon Sanchez), 50-1

In other new regarding graded stakes winners at Los Alamitos, Bill Hoburg said that BH Lisas Boy is back in training and has been galloping. BH Lisas Boy is recovering after surgery and has responded nicely to aquatic therapy. Hoburg, the gelding's owner and trainer, is optimistic that BH Lisas Boy will be ready in time for the December 16, 440-yard Champion of Champions (G1).

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