Expensive Godolphin purchase off the mark
EMIRATES ROADSHOW, an $800,000 purchase by John Ferguson on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed at last year's Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, got off the mark at the fourth attempt in Division One of the 7f maiden at Newmarket on Friday.
Bred and sold by George Strawbridge, owner of Lucarno and Rainbow View, Emirates Roadshow is by Distorted Humor and out of Just A Bird, a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Recording.
Trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, he had finished sixth on his debut and subsequently finished second twice. On his fourth and first victorious run, he encountered softer conditions for the first time, having previously run only on good or good to firm ground.