By Duane Fonseca
A stunning ride by James Doyle drew a terrific performance from Hello Youmzain who held off his challengers to win the Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday.
Owned by Jaber Abdullah and trained by Kevin Ryan, the 3yo Kodiac colt had won the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes over the same six furlongs distance here in May when beating the magnificent Calyx.
And on his step up in class to the top tier he was again at his best under Doyle, who produced a peach of a ride to win by a half length from The Tin Man, who made a late charge under Oisin Murphy. Waldpfad was third, a further two lengths behind.
Winning trainer Ryan said: Ryan said: "We decided after 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."