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Coming off a win at Jebel Ali yesterday with First Down, Touch Gold will be represented on Super Saturday with The Song Of John, who runs in the $300,000 Al Bastakiya over 9.5f.

A private purchase from the US, he ran twice for previous connections as a 2yo, winning on debut over 5f at Indiana Grand before running well in Graded company over 6f at Churchill Downs.

After a few early hiccups since coming to the UAE, he’s trained a lot better over the past couple of months at Zabeel. It’s still been a race against time to get him here, so there’s a strong chance he won’t prove fit enough to do himself complete justice, especially over a much longer trip than he’s tried before.

The draw has been kind though and we’re hoping he can show up well for a long way. Even if not, it’s just great to have a runner on a big night in what is a hugely valuable race.