Heza Fast Invictus (Mighty Invictus - Sheza Fast Jewel, Heza Fast Man)
by Michael Compton – August 31, 2013 – Prairie Meadows
Heza Fast Invictus simply overpowered eight rivals in the $105,250 Iowa Double Gold Futurity-RG3 Aug. 31 at Prairie Meadows to remain undefeated through 3 starts.
Sent off as the 9-5 favorite, fastest qualifier Heza Fast Invictus broke in 4th position under Agustin Silva. With pacesetter Best Efforts racing to his inside and lugging in through the lane, Heza Fast Invictus had clear sailing once he lengthened stride.
When given his cue, Heza Fast Invictus barreled through a large opening between runners and pulled clear. With Silva all but wrapping up on his mount approaching the wire, Heza Fast Invictus defeated Best On The Planet and jockey Tony Guymon by 1 1/4-lengths in new stakes record time of :17.465 for the 350-yards. The winner, owned by Marty & Shalia Powers and saddled by Kasey Willis, earned a speed index of 98 for his winning effort.
Heza Fast Invictus broke his maiden at Canterbury Downs back in July and then closed strongly to prevail by a neck in his Iowa Double Gold Futurity trial at Prairie Meadows on Aug. 17.
Bred in Oklahoma by John Paul & Lois A. Gee, Heza Fast Invictus is the first stakes winner out of winner Sheza Fast Jewel. Bred by Michael Wilson of Payson, Arizona, Sheza Fast Jewel has 5 winners from 6 starters.
Finishing 2nd was Best On The Planet (Best Advice-Planetary Ferry-TB) for Gene Cox & trainer Gina Downing. Secretive Jess (No Secrets Here-My Girl Jessie) was 3rd under Jorge Torres for Donald Friesen & trainer Stacy Charette-Hill. Followed by JA Long Gone Gol (Gol-JA Impetuously), Smokealittlesmoke (Royal Shake Em-Streaking Out), Royal Rhythm (Royal Blue Chew Chew-Supersonic Rhythm), Uhyusti (Royal Shake Em-Asanti), Best Efforts (Best Advice-Missie Mustard) & Ivory Kilobyte (Ivory James-Pernilla Ease). Capital Eye scratched.