X Y Jet Fires Bullet At Palm Meadows, Targeting Title Defense In Dubai Golden Shaheen

by | 11.19.2019 | 3:48pm
X Y Jet and Emisael Jaramillo win the 2019 Dubai Golden Shaheen in their third try

No stranger to Dubai racing fans and Meydan Racecourse, in particular, reigning $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) winner X Y Jet has returned to serious training in South Florida and signaled his fervor and fitness with a sharp half-mile breeze in a best-of-20 46.70 seconds on Nov. 15 at Palm Meadows Training Center.

The son of Kantharos has put in five breezes since returning from a break and this was easily his most serious to date; nearly four seconds faster than his last breeze on Nov. 6.

“He is doing great,” said Jorge Navarro, trainer of the three-time Dubai World Cup night alum. “I'm very happy with the way he is coming out (of the work).”

Owned by Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm, the nearly white luminary has not raced since his Mar. 30 victory at Meydan, which came one year after he was pipped into second on the line by two-time Shaheen champion Mind Your Biscuits. The son of Kantharos has 12 wins from 25 starts, including eight stakes wins. A total of $2,300,000 of his $3,095,513 has come from his three starts in the Shaheen, including another second as the favorite in 2016 behind Muarrab.

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