November 25, Dubai~ Jabar Bitter trained, Najem Al Khalij, led a field of 11 home in the Meydan Pure Arabian season opener on Friday in the Al Basti Equiworld 1400m handicap. Tadiq O’Shea rode the winner in with a 3/4 length lead over Sarabella ridden by Ted Durcan and trained by A Manuel. Meshwar, trained by Al Hammadi with Wayne Smith up was third by just over four lengths. Naseem Al Reef, trained by Eric Lemartinel with Gerald Avranche up was fourth, trailed by Raeaa W’Rsan trained by Jaci Wikham and piloted by Richard Mullen. The Arabian race was first on the six race card at Meydan.