SHEIKH Hamdan Al Maktoum tasted big-race success when the seven-year-old Oasis Dream gelding Muarrab denied the American flying machine X Y Jet by a neck in the six-furlong Group 1 Gulf News Dubai Golden Shaheen. The pair were almost four lengths clear of the rest of the field which was headed by the local runner Morawij.

This was a second big race win on the night for Sheikh Hamdan as he also landed the Group 1 for purebred Arabians with Af Mathmoon.