THE Gr2 Dingaans at Turffontein has forever been one of South Africa’s most prestigious races for three-year-olds, and Heversham Park-bred Battle Of Alesia finished a game fourth in the 2019 renewal on Summer Cup day, 2019.
Battle Of Alesia’s form coming into the race included a third to Saturday’s Gr1 Summer Cup winner Zillzaal, but he was friendless in the market starting at 70-1.
He ran on strongly from behind, challenged the front ranks and was beaten only 4.75-lengths in this competitive field.
Battle Of Alesia, by Vercingetorix from Fortification, has never been unplaced in eight career starts.
Well done to trainer Paul Peter and the partnership of owners.