The $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) is the feature sprint event on the card, run around one turn over the Tapeta synthetic track at Meydan Racecourse. A field of 10 older horses went to post on Saturday night, with Gayego sent off as the 3-2 favorite off a second place finish in the Al Shindagha Sprint after finishing a close fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf. In to challenge him included 2-1 second choice Rocket Man, winner of the Kranji Stakes in Singapore last out, and 9-2 third choice Kinsale King, winner of three straight including the Palos Verdes at Santa Anita and the Vernon Underwood at Hollywood Park.
Jockey Shinji Fujita sent Laurel Guerreiro to the lead down the backstretch to set the pace, and he was stalked by Rocket Man with Kinsale King just behind those two. Entering the stretch, Laurel Guerreiro tired allowing Rocket Man to gain the lead at the 1/4 pole. Kinsale King and jockey Garrett Gomez moved alongside to challenge at the 3/16, and after a long duel, Kinsale King pulled away for the hard fought win by 1/2 a length in 1:10.89. It was another 2 lengths back to late-running One World third, while favorite Gayego failed to fire, trailing throughout to finish 8th.
Results Chart for the race from Racing Post which incluces a link to the video replay.