Kevin’s Hello wins Group 2
13th October 2018
The big two-year-old winners just keep coming for Kevin Ryan with Hello Youmzain the latest to score a Group success for the master of Hambleton Lodge.
Kevin’s long-established record of winning major races with his young horses is nothing new of course - barely a year has gone past in the past 15 where Kevin has failed to win a two-year-old Pattern race.
Kevin’s third such win of 2018 came at Maisons-Laffitte in the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte.
Hello Youmzain, an impressive winner on his debut at Carlisle had since ran with great credit again and took to racing at Group level like a duck to water, moving smoothly throughout before finding plenty when asked by Kevin Stott.
At the line Hello Youmzain had two and a half lengths in hand of recent Group 3 winner Queen Of Bermuda and now looks a sprinter to keep firmly on the right side of in 2019.
The success was also a notable one for jockey Kevin Stott, who was enjoying the biggest winner yet in his promising career.
Kevin has enjoyed countless winners in the beige and blue and is always a popular rider with our owners.
It’s great to see the talented rider beginning to advertise his undoubted talents on the big stage. A few of Kevin's famous winning smiles are captured in the gallery. Here's to plenty more!