First Down became the first purchase with a view to the 2018/19 Dubai season, changing hands for 110,000aed at the ERA sale, for a group from the Touch Gold Racing sponsored Sports2Business golf society!
Previously purchased out of a Racing In Dubai sale, he saw plenty of action on the track for Ali Al Rahyi last season, having 11 starts. He made the frame in 5 of them, notably being narrowly touched off at Jebel Ali in November and finishing third on his last 3 starts, over varying trips from 5f to 9f.
Despite being largely consistent, he’s currently 10lb below his highest mark and that should make him very competitive. He’ll switch yards to Satish Seemar at Zabeel Stables and will be gelded over the summer.