Battle Hero win at Ascot Racecourse in 2018. Image: Western Racepix

Battle Hero returns for Scorcher

Battle Hero will make his long-awaited return at Ascot racecourse on Saturday for the Listed Furphy-Summer Scorcher.

The Gangemi-trained nine-year-old hasn’t been seen on race day for over 13 months but comes into the race off a solid trial.

Battle Hero returned immediate results when purchased by Gangemi racing including winning the Group 3 Northam Stakes and a narrow defeat at listed level in Victoria at Moonee Valley.

Battle Hero won this race back in January 1 in 2018 and the team will be hoping for a similar performance.

His stablemate Samizdat will also return to the track in the same race and will be hoping to find the form that saw him win the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes back in 2019.