First Down was Touch Gold’s first purchase for the new 2018/19 Dubai season, changing hands for 110,000 AED at the ERA sale in March.
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.
After his purchase, he was gelded and switched to be trained by Satish Seemar at Zabeel Stables. 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. Off a mark of 68 now, he will remain well handicapped.