First Down was Touch Gold’s first purchase for the new 2018/19 Dubai season, changing hands for at the ERA sale in March.
After his purchase, he was gelded and switched to be trained by Satish Seemar at Zabeel Stables, having previously raced with Ali Al Rahyi. He’s posted numerous good efforts this season, picking up cheques 4 times in defeat before finally getting his head in front at Jebel Ali in March over 7f.
He was bought as a 1yr project and it has always been our intention to let him go at the end of the season. He has form on all UAE tracks on dirt, and off a mark of 66 will remain very competitive.