By BloodHorse Staff
After a pair of runner-up finishes by X Y Jet in previous editions of the $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (G1)—including a heartbreaking loss when late-running Mind Your Biscuits caught him last year, the veteran sprinter would not be denied this year.
Rocketing out of the gate to a quick advantage under Emisael Jaramillo in the 1,200-meter (about six-furlong) dirt test March 30 at Meydan, X Y Jet enjoyed a clear lead early while racing inside, with Matera Sky tracking him and two-time grade 1 winner Imperial Hint saving ground behind the leader.
“I don’t know what I’m feeling right now. I guess it will hit me later on. I do feel a lot of pride in my horse. They knocked him and they forgot he lost twice here by a nose. But he did it today. He won the race and he was the best against the best horses here tonight.”
Photo Dubai Racing Media