By Steve Andersen – DRF
Muarrab, a fixture at Dubai tracks in recent years, scored a mild upset to edge the star Florida sprinter X Y Jet in Saturday’s $2 million Golden Shaheen Sprint at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
The result was only decided in the final strides.
Muarrab, who paid $15.80 in American pools, finished a neck in front of X Y Jet after the two fought through the stretch together. A patient ride from jockey Paul Hanagan was arguably the difference.
Hanagan kept Muarrab off the pace while X Y Jet and Rich Tapestry dueled for the lead.