RYEDALE trainer Kevin Ryan is celebrating top level success again after Hello Youmzain was an impressive winner of the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock.

It was a second win over course and distance for the talented and unexposed colt who kept on well towards the finish to beat defending champion The Tin Man by half a length on Saturday.

Hello Youmzain was one of three runners for Ryan in the race, which included the ultra-consistent Brando who filled fourth spot and Major Jumbo who did not disgrace himself to finish seventh.

Subsequently the grey Major Jumbo beat two of the co-favourites Dream Of Dreams and Khaadem, as neither ran to their merits and finished eighth and 11th respectively.

Jockey James Doyle was aboard the three-year-old landing Saturday’s £300,000 feature and trainer Ryan believes the best is yet to come from his sprint hero.

He said: “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."

Ryan went on to reveal the fourth-placed Brando ridden by Tom Eaves had burst a blood vessel during the race, adding: "He has done it before and he did it here. He travelled into the race great, so it's unfortunate.”

Hello Youmzain is likely to have only one more run this year on Champions Day at Ascot in October and his trainer expressed how a drop back in trip could be tried 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,” said Ryan.

While Hello Youmzain is winning on the biggest stage, the Hambleton stables continue to send out winners of all levels on all courses, and are currently operating at a very healthy strike rate of 31 per cent.

Very rarely does a trainer saddle a Group 1 winning sprinter and a first time out novice hurdler in the same calendar year. But Ryan proved again his versatility as a dual-purpose trainer when last month Armandihan got off the mark in his first try over obstacles when securing a Class 4 Novice Hurdle under another skilful ride from top national hunt jockey Brian Hughes.

It was all the more impressive as the five-year-old gelding has been campaigned on the flat for all his racing career and ran only a few weeks previous at the John Smiths Cup meeting at York.

There were plenty of local winners over the weekend, especially at Thirsk on Saturday where three stables enjoyed doubles on the card. Musley Bank trainer Richard Fahey saddled the two-year-old International Lion to victory as well as Irreverent for local owner, breeders Mr and Mrs Wrigley.

The successful duo of trainer John Quinn and regular jockey Jason Hart teamed up to land the second and third race on the afternoon and perhaps their most noteworthy winner was the two-year-old Plymouth Rock.

Bought for £220,000 at the Tattersalls Breeze-Up sale in May by successful Irish owners MV Magnier, the son of Starspangledbanner has always been highly thought of, so it was great to see these high profile silks enter the winner’s enclosure at Thirsk.

Despite his reputation, Plymouth Rock disappointed on debut at York in June, but the colt still holds some exciting entries this year.

Excellent Times backed up her win at the Ebor meeting for trainer Tim Easterby when landing a competitive Fillies Handicap over seven furlongs. The filly was a 66-1 priced winner on Knavesmire last month, but was sent off at much shorter odds this time and won the contest well to defy favouritism.

Yard favourite East Street Revue scored earlier on the card in the 16 runner Northallerton Handicap sprint to mark a successful day for the Great Habton trainer.

Easterby will saddle his exciting two-year-old Lampang in the opening race of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster on Wednesday in the Class 2 British Stallion Studs EBF Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race).

The Dandy Man colt owned by successful owners King Power Racing, was an impressive winner on debut at Carlisle last month and looks a promising juvenile. He will take on just three other rivals and looks to have a fair chance with top rider and current leader of the Stobart Jockeys Championship, Oisin Murphy an eye catching jockey booking.

The Easterby and King Power connection have become well accustomed to the winners enclosure recently, the filly Rux Ruxx continued their good form, when giving weight away to her rivals to win comprehensively in the feature race at Catterick last week.

Local jockey Barry McHugh rode his first career treble on the all-weather at Wolverhampton on Saturday.

The first of his winners came in the five furlong novice stakes aboard the Richard Fahey trained Moon Of Love, who finished a creditable third to Liberty Beach on debut in the Hilary Needler at Beverley. The two-year-old filly appeared to appreciate the drop in class having previously contested some strong races at Royal Ascot and York for owners The Cool Silk Partnership.

He then struck with two further winners for trainer James Given with Stone Soldier triumphing on his nursery debut for the same ownership and then steered Blyton Lass to victory in the second last race.

“This year has been going well so it’s great to get a first treble. We all work hard but nights like this make the early starts and long drives worthwhile,” said McHugh.

More associated with Malton trainer Fahey, McHugh has been riding in Britain successfully for 18 years.

“James (Given) and Richard (Fahey) have been great supporters of mine,” he added.

Popular Malton based jockey Paul Hanagan celebrated a birthday winner at York on Sunday courtesy of the Fahey trained Coolagh Forest.

There were joyous scenes in the winner’s enclosure at the rider's local track when the three-year-old colt recorded his third win of the year.

There was also success for the in-form jockey Megan Nicholls, who travelled north to partner the Kevin Ryan trained Roulston Scar to an easy win.

One of the highlights of the Doncaster St Leger meeting is the Leger Legends Charity race, in its 10th year it raises valuable funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund centre Jack Berry House in Malton and the National Horseracing College.

The race takes place on Wednesday, the opening day of the prestigious meeting.

Recently retired Ryedale leading lady jockey Sammy Jo Bell is taking part and will be riding for her former boss Richard Fahey in what looks set to be an exciting renewal of the event.

And at the end of one of the busiest and biggest weeks for northern racing, is the ever popular Malton Open Day in aid of Racing Welfare.

A number of local yards will open their gates along with Jack Berry House followed by afternoon activities on the Malton Gallops.