Having looked at hundreds of possibilities, at the Tattersalls October Sale, ace Bloodstock agent Stephen Hillen asked us to take a look at lot 968, a son of Siyouni and when we saw him for the first time, his physique and his movement, combined with his really strong pedigree, we knew Stephen and Kevin Ryan were onto something! Our fear was whether our budget would be able to secure him however. The way the market had been during the sales season, we could envisage this colt making between 100,000 to 200,000 Guineas. Having liaised with Kevin and Stephen we decided to have him vetted to check that he was A1, which he duly passed with flying colours, and we sought others' opinions on what price the colt may make when he came under the hammer. The consensus was that a budget of "100,000 Guineas 'might' buy him." It was the consensus of a few agents and breeze up consignors who pin hook yearlings to breeze the following spring. So we decided that our budget was 100,000 Guineas, praying that we may get lucky. Suffice to say, we were absolutely thrilled when the hammer went down in our favour at 50,000 Guineas.
He has a fabulous pedigree to back up his looks; being by the top-class racehorse and now stallion Siyouni out of a mare by the Champion Sire War Front. He has the looks and the genes, so there's no compromise; he ticks each and every box.
Syndicate manager update (25th November): We thought the world of this horse as a 2yo and ran him very sparingly with a big future in mind. It’s fair to say that he’s not kicked on in the style we would have hoped, but Kevin Ryan is convinced Yousini is a very well handicapped horse indeed. It’s just possible that 5f on fast ground is the key to him, his two wins were under those conditions, and it’s fair to say we haven’t raced him too many times, therefore with everything in his favour in his career. We’re still learning about him so he could easily have a very productive 2020.