Heza Dasha Fire Returns in Go Man Go
The 2015 world champion is seeking his first stakes win of his 5-year-old campaign.
September 1, 2017
Heza Dasha Fire, a homebred 5-year-old Walk Thru Fire gelding owned by Don and Kathy Meneely's S-Quarter K LLC of Kennewick, Washington, is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for Sunday's 400-yard, $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap (G1) at Los Alamitos.
Trained by Jose Flores, Heza Dasha Fire made his season debut with a second-place finish, a head behind Go Man Go rival He Looks Hot, in the 400-yard, $100,000 Spencer Childers California Breeders' Championship (RG1) on July 29. All told, the gelding has won 13 of 18 starts and has earned $1,941,237, and he was the sport's world champion in 2015.
Heza Dasha Fire drew post 7 and will be ridden by Cruz Mendez.
He Looks Hot is trained by Scott Willoughby for owner Ed Allred, who also bred the 5-year-old son of Walk Thru Fire. Raced exclusively at Los Alamitos, the sorrel gelding has won six of 19 starts and has banked $1,058,614.
He Looks Hot will be ridden by Carlos Huerta from post 3.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
Flash N Bling (Rodrigo Aceves, 124), 8-1
Dr Jess (Rodolfo Arvizu, 120), 30-1
He Looks Hot (Carlos Huerta, 125), 4-1
The Charm Of Corona (Cesar De Alba, 123), 10-1
We Like Corona (G. Jairo Rangel, 119), 50-1
Big Lew (Jesus Rios Ayala, 124), 5-1
Heza Dasha Fire (Cruz Mendez, 125), 3-5
Mr Pyc To You (Martin Arriaga, 122), 15-1
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