The R500 000 Gr2 Dingaans was moved forward a week from its conventional Summer Cup Day slot with purpose and forethought.
With Summer Cup day being run on 1 December, the traditional 3yo pointer to better things will now be run at Turffontein on Saturday 24 November, alongside the Gr3 Fillies Mile.
“We moved the Cape Guineas forward a week as there was some concern expressed that it was being run too close to Christmas Day. That will now be run alongside the Cape Fillies Guineas on 15 December. Coupled with the decision to run the Summer Cup on 1 December, rather than a week earlier in November, we are hoping that the repositioning of the Dingaans and the Fillies Mile will give the better Gauteng 3yo’s the opportunity to consider going for the Cape classics too,” said Phumelela’s Vee Moodley.
Moodley went on to point out that the Gr2 Green Point Stakes would now take pride of place on Saturday 8 December at Kenilworth. Last year the traditional Queen’s Plate prep feature was run on the same day as the Cape Fillies Guineas.
“The emergence of some serious star milers over the past few months to take on the champion Legal Eagle has fortuitously meant that the Green Point now deserves star billing – and in hindsight the move of the Cape Fillies Guineas forward has panned out well,”added Moodley.