Talented Youngster Hello Youmzain to Take Ascot Sprint
Kicking off the fantastic card at Ascot on Saturday is the Champions Sprint, which looks set to be a cracking race but one where the ground will play an important part. The course is set to be heavy for the opener, which will impact some horses more than others. One horse that has shown his best form so far on soft ground is Hello Youmzain, and that gives him a fantastic chance of landing the opener for his Northern trainer Kevin Ryan.
This horse comes here on the back of a win at Haydock, which came on soft ground. Haydock soft is usually a little bit softer than anywhere else, so that ground will be very similar to the one he faces here at Ascot, despite this actually being described as heavy. He beat a few of his rivals here on that occasion, and with the ground being no concern at all to him, this three year old looks to have a great chance of picking up another group one title.
One thing that really strikes me about this horse is that I think he is still improving. He has had just seven runs so far, he is lightly raced for a three year old sprinter and there could well be more to come. Strictly on ratings, he is just 1lb lower than Advertise, a horse who could well go off favourite here, and with the potential for more to come from Hello Youmzain, the races put him bang there with every chance.
When you couple that with his liking of the ground and the fact he’s had just four runs this season which should leave him fresher than most coming into this contest, that all adds up to a solid reason why we should be siding with the Northern sprinter.
In the opener at Ascot on Saturday, Hello Youmzain is the horse I am siding with. This youngster could still have more to come and he will love the ground, which is more than can be said for many of his rivals.
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