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Lindsays Ecstatic After Gr1 Royal Ascot Triumph
Hello Youmzain landed the second Group 1 sprint of his career when taking out the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) at Royal Ascot, sporting the colours of Cambridge Stud proprietors Brendan and Jo Lindsay. The 4YO Kodiac entire, who is owned by Haras d'Etreham and Cambridge Stud and trained by Kevin Ryan, landed the Gr1 Haydock Sprint Cup (1200m) in 2019 and was also third at the 2019 Royal Meeting in the Gr1 Commonwealth Cup (1200m). On Saturday, Hello Youmzain blasted from the stalls under rider Kevin Stott and took the 10-strong field along. He was headed by $3 favourite Sceptical entering the final 200m but rallied to regain the lead and held off the late challenge of Dream Of Dreams by a head. According to NZ Racing Desk, Cambridge Stud's Brendan Lindsay was ecstatic watching the race from the other side of the world in New Zealand and was overwhelmed by the congratulatory messages received in the middle of the night. "This is the most amazing thing ever for us," Lindsay said, "I don't know if any New Zealander has won a Group 1 at Royal Ascot before, it is just amazing…" Cambridge Stud purchased Hello Youmzain last spring with Haras d'Etreham, a partnership that are also the principal owners of multiple Group 1 winner Almanzor, who divides his time between the Normandy farm and Cambridge.