Mar 26 2016

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.

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