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Hello Youmzain has quickly developed into one of the best sprinters in training, coming of age when landing the Group 1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock.
Swiftly away in the £300,000 feature under James Doyle, he kept on powerfully to keep The Tin Man, seeking back-to-back wins in the race, at bay by half a length.
Trainer Kevin Ryan said: “We decided after [Royal] Ascot that we’d be patient with him as it’s not all about this year. These horses don’t come around very often and although we gave him a tentative entry in the Nunthorpe, this race was always the plan.
“He’s such a young horse and a big horse as well. You shouldn’t wish your life away, but he’s going to mature and he’ll be a stronger horse next year. He’s very exciting.
“He’ll have one more run this year on Champions Day at Ascot and then we’ll put him away for next season.
“I wouldn’t rule out bringing him back to five furlongs at some stage. He showed today he has loads of pace – Major Jumbo is not a slow horse and he had him off the steel within a furlong.”
He had previously beaten beat Calyx in convincing style in the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock, albeit the runner-up was subsequently found to have suffered an injury, and was then a keeping-on third in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.
Bruce Raymond, representing Jaber Abdullah, the owner, said: “He’s still maturing and there is a lot more to come, including races like the Haydock Sprint Cup.
“He’s better on soft ground and he wants taking care of, because I think he’s going to be an even better four-year-old, when he will be fully mature.”
Hello Youmzain signed off for the year by making a bold bid from the front in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot but faded to be eighth on the deep ground.
As a two-year-old he won on his debut at Carlisle plus landed a Group 2 contest in France.
And in between he was touched off by San Donato when conceding weight. The winner would go to finish a fine third in the French 2000 Guineas.